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 

Our purpose.

To think beyond space - strengthening those we serve and enhancing quality of life for our clients and employees.

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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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Latest Insights

Q2 2020 POV Widget
Market-Research
August 12, 2020

Q2 2020 Calgary Market Report

Ironically, Calgary’s real estate market, when looking strictly at the numbers, had an almost forgettable second quarter. Instead of seeing the typical market fluctuations produced by the volume of tenants and landlords transacting on new leases, nearly all businesses have pressed the pause button, along with the rest of the world, while we sort out what to make of the first global pandemic in a century.
Austin Market Rept
Market-Research
August 11, 2020

Austin Q2 2020 Market Report

Our quarterly Market Report breaks down each Austin real estate submarket to provide you the latest transaction, vacancy and rent data, as well as trends and predictions that can save your company time and money when making real estate decisions. Download the latest guides here.
Jim Underhill
News
August 9, 2020

Four questions to ask before going back to the office

Jim Underhill arguing that people are not going back—at least, not to the office life we had, with hundreds or thousands of employees showing up at the same building every day, often to be squeezed into a densely packed, open-plan office. “Call it a de-consolidation of space, rather than having everyone come into one massive office in the cities, though they will remain the hub,” he told Quartz.
2Q 2020 Houston Industrial Market Report
Market-Research
August 7, 2020

2Q 2020 Houston Industrial Market Report

Houston's industrial market was arguably the strongest real estate sector in the city prior to COVID-19. But a wave of unleased spec development is threatening to shoot vacancy upward. What does this mean for occupiers? Download our latest market report to learn more.