About Cresa

Who we are.

Cresa is the world’s most trusted occupier-centric commercial real estate firm. We strategize for the best possible results for occupiers everywhere. We think beyond space. Partner without conflict. And apply our integrated expertise to make your business better.

Our vision.

Cresa is the preeminent partner for real estate occupiers everywhere.

Our mission.

Be the advisor that brings the greatest value to occupiers.

Our values.

  • Work together
  • Create value
  • Be tenacious
  • Embrace diversity
  • Enhance community 
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Employees
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2,000+
Clients
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25+
Years of commercial real estate experience

Leadership

Our leadership team knows your world. Each with more than 20 years of experience, we’ve led in top-tier consultancies and have occupied the C-suite of some of the world’s largest companies. Together, we integrate our expertise in the name of empowering occupiers to make their businesses better.  

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James M. Underhill

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Underhill leads Cresa as its Chief Executive Officer. He is charged with expanding its global footprint, continuing the growth of the firm's global portfolio services, and continuing investment in its consulting and advisory practices. He is passionate about the firm's focus on client advocacy and the partnerships the firm has built internally, with clients and in the community.

Community

We work together to make our communities everywhere better. Partnering with organizations that strive to make a difference for causes in the US and around the world, we volunteer our time and donate our funds. Through Cresa Cares, we’ve raised $1 million and donated 5,000 hours to more than 100 charities to date.


Diversity

At Cresa, we value the unique human differences that define our community. Whether we are maximizing our associates’ skills and creativity or increasing our ability to understand and anticipate clients’ needs. We foster an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion to help Cresa reach its full potential.

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A Brief History

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