Year in the Life - Cresa San Diego


This month marks Cresa San Diego’s first year at their new office in Cardiff, CA. Alongside this move, the company has expanded its team by welcoming four talented professionals, strengthening its capabilities, and enhancing its commitment to delivering exceptional client services.


Cresa San Diego Team

Cresa’s new office, situated in a prime location, boasts sweeping ocean views and is conveniently located within walking distance of the beach. The move not only provides a rejuvenating work environment but also reflects the company’s growth and ongoing commitment to serving the San Diego business community.

After the height of the pandemic, the San Diego office wanted to cultivate an office environment that represents the culture of their team. They conducted a collaborative workplace study with in-house experts and discovered the priorities of their team – coastal, walkable amenities, and a space that encouraged social gathering. With these priorities at the forefront, they surveyed San Diego County and landed on the perfect option, an office in Cardiff by the Sea with ocean views, restaurants and retail directly downstairs. They were able to sublease their space at the time, located in Carmel Valley, and built-out an office space with a large open area for entertaining.

The move marked a new chapter for Cresa San Diego, as within the first year of moving, they added four individuals to their team. Quickly after the move, they welcomed two new team members, Alex Fenske, and Shane Coppedge. Coppedge serves as Vice President of Project Management for Cresa, with Fenske acting as Client Coordinator/Advisor. Then, early this year, they announced the return of tenant representation real estate leader Bob McGriff and the addition of life science facility expert Jennifer Burchell. A former Cresa Carolinas Principal, McGriff joined as a Principal in the San Diego Office, with Burchell joining as a Senior Lab and Facility Planner.


Cresa Happy Hour


“Since relocating our San Diego office to Cardiff by the Sea, these hires are great additions to our growing team of commercial real estate advisors. The market is changing rapidly, and it’s important for us to maintain our capacity to advise commercial tenants across the country. We know they’ll be a terrific cultural fit, dedicated to supporting corporate tenants on Cresa’s integrated platform,” said Cresa Managing Principal Simon Terry-Lloyd.

Cresa San Diego looks forward to strengthening their growth and seeing where year two in Cardiff takes them.

About Cresa
Cresa is the world's leading global commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate solutions. Our purpose is to think beyond space, strengthening those we serve and enhancing the quality of life for our clients. Delivered across every industry, Cresa's services include Transaction Management, Workplace Solutions, Project Management, Consulting, Lease Administration, Technology, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Portfolio Solutions. In partnership with London-based Knight Frank, Cresa provides service through 16,000 people, across 380 offices in 51 territories. For more information, please visit