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Mindy W. Saffer, LEED AP
Managing Principal
Cresa Washington DC
1800 M Street NW
Suite 350 S
Washington DC 20036
Telefon 202.783.3896
Email
Samuel A. Heiber
Principal
Cresa Washington DC
1800 M Street NW
Suite 350 S
Washington DC 20036
Telefon 202.783.3889
Email
Jonathan E. Harms
Principal
Cresa Washington DC
1800 M Street NW
Suite 350 S
Washington DC 20036
Telefon 202.783.3892
Email

Non-Profit

Najnowsze zlecenia

  • Large Non-Profit
    150,000 SF
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Transaction Management

     

  • Large Non-Profit
    70,000 SF
    Towson, MD
    Transaction Management
  • Large Non-Profit
    38,000 SF
    Arlington, VA
    Transaction Management

     

  • Large Non-Profit
    33,000 SF
    Houston, TX

    Transaction Management

At Cresa, we understand. The space needs of non-profit organizations are different from those of other types of businesses. Their funding issues tend to be less certain, their tax issues more constraining, and their approval processes more complicated. Our specialists are attuned to the unique requirements non-profits must contend with, and we tailor solutions to your specific circumstances. As with all our clients, we handle every stage of the real estate life cycle, from strategic planning to negotiation and implementation through to the final build-out of your space.

What Kind of Organization Are You?

We understand that different types of non-profits can have vastly different real estate needs. We routinely work with associations, charities, schools, hospitals, cause-based and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), so we’re thoroughly familiar with the financial and operational challenges of each.

We know, for example, that associations tend to be fairly stable entities—their revenues are unlikely to rise or fall substantially over time—and, hence, they are more likely to commit to long term transactions and evaluating lease vs purchase options. NGOs, on the other hand, depend on government grants that can be won or lost with little forewarning—they need leases with terms that are as flexible as possible. In the case of charities or cause-based organizations, a natural disaster or other crisis might trigger a sudden need for more space as well as an influx of cash donations to acquire it—both of which can disappear just as suddenly once the crisis passes. In any scenario, Cresa’s non-profit practice group caters a process that meets the needs of our clients, beginning with a Strategic Real Estate Plan.

Strategic Planning: Asking the Right Questions

Before we talk about space, we look first to the strategic needs of your organization—its mission, its goals, and its relationship to the community. Through online surveys and personal interviews with key stakeholders, we develop a set of project goals that put all options on the table for thorough evaluation.

While the space needs of non-profit organizations generally pose a challenge to real estate firms, Cresa has long risen to that challenge with solutions tailored to their circumstances. As with all our clients, we look first to the strategic needs, finding out all we can about your organization’s mission, its long-term goals, and its relationship to the community.

Our specialists are sensitive to the unique requirements and constraints that non-profits regularly contend with, including:

  • Funding — We understand how uncertain budgets can be, and we can tailor flexible lease terms to your current and projected cash flows
  • Tax and Regulation — While the organization may operate tax-free, that does not necessarily apply to its real estate costs. We are also keenly aware of the various regulatory and compliance issues to which you may be subject
  • Decision-making — We understand consensus-based decision processes and we are adept at securing the approvals of real estate task forces, executive committees, and boards of directors
  • Use Requirements — We deal regularly with zoning and traffic issues, and we can help you fit the organization’s space to the community it serves

Once we have performed our strategic analysis, we offer a full range of services for every stage of the real estate life cycle, from initial planning through final move-in.

Working With Your Board

In our experience, the decision-making process of a non-profit is almost always based on some form of consensus rather than on a top-down model. We understand that any major financial decision—real estate especially—must be defendable to the board of directors, and we know how important it is to keep your board in the loop. We work to educate them at every step of the process, making regular presentations to keep them abreast of where we are in the process, what we’ve been doing, and what the next steps will be.

We also work closely with real estate task forces, executive committees, finance committees, and other groups within an organization. Rest assured that whatever your approval process demands, we’ll have no problem working within it and providing the deliverables that best help you communicate your proposals.

Osiągnięcia

ACDI-VOCA

ACDI/VOCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable solutions that promote…
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American Coatings Association

In 2015, Cresa was retained by American Coatings Association (ACA). ACA owned a 19,500 rentable…
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Capital District Child Care Council

The Capital District Child Care Council wanted to consolidate three locations under one roof and…
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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center

The Capital District EOC enrolls 1,000 students per year in a wide variety of educational and…
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Child Care Resource Center

Child Care Resource Center (”CCRC”) is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the State of…
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CRDF Global

CRDF Global is an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) authorized by the United States…
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Developmental Pathways

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Friends of the Family

For more than a decade, Friends of the Family (”FoF”), a highly regarded family resource center…
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Gabriel's Angels

Gabriel’s Angles is a 501(C)(3) organization founded in 2000. Their mission is to deliver healing…
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International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Cresa Washington DC was retained by International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in May of…
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National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the preeminent US manufacturers association as…
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National Cable & Telecommunications Association

The mission of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) is to advance the cable…
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National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental…
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Natural Resources Defense Council

One of the nation’s most effective environmental action groups, Natural Resources Defense Council…
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Save the Children

Save the Children (“STC”) is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the…
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Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) is a local non-profit organization supporting initiatives to…
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Ludzie

Jonathan E. Harms Principal 202.783.3892
Samuel A. Heiber Principal 202.783.3889
Mindy W. Saffer, LEED AP Managing Principal 202.783.3896

Osiągnięcia

Klienta Lokalizacja Powierzchnia
ACDI-VOCA Washington, DC  45,776 
American Coatings Association Washington, DC  17,498 
Capital District Child Care Council Menands, NY  20,000 
Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Troy, NY  50,180 
Child Care Resource Center Chatsworth, CA  78,000 
CRDF Global Washington, DC  28,704 
Developmental Pathways Aurora, CO   46,604 
Friends of the Family North Hills, CA  12,112 
Gabriel's Angels Phoenix, AZ  2,990  
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Washington, DC  36,065 
National Association of Manufacturers Washington DC  41,732 
National Cable & Telecommunications Association Washington, DC  54,944 
National Democratic Institute Washington, DC  57,000 
Natural Resources Defense Council Washington, DC  32,000 
Save the Children Washington, DC  58,000 
Valley of the Sun United Way Phoenix, AZ  32,780  
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Affiliations

We Stay Connected

Understanding trends, recognizing leaders and attending forums that will help our non-profit team drive its clients business strategies towards success, is the reason we get involved. We are committed to staying the best at what we do for you. Our non-profit team at Cresa is proud to serve as members of the following organizations:


ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.


CEOupdate continues to be the comprehensive source for executive-level and CEO vacancies in associations and nonprofits as well as providing tailored editorial content.


FAR is the DC area’s only association dedicated exclusively to nonprofit business leaders since 1983.  The membership currently represents over 200 organizations and over 60 prestigious companies serving the not-for-profit community. 


Inside NGO is widely recognized as the leader in US government assistance compliance training. ...focused on both networking—establishing the first human resources and finance, grants, and contracts roundtables—as well as learning, with the offering of the first USAID/Federal Rules & Regulations workshop.


NonProfit Round Table is a regional alliance of more than 300 nonprofit leaders and community partners joined together for the common good. They leverage the talent, initiative, and ambition of the individuals within the nonprofit sector to create a strong, unified voice for nonprofits in Greater Washington.