Whether you work for your members, a cause or a global mission, Cresa understands your business model. We value relationships, not transactions.
The nonprofit approach to real estate differs from other businesses. Much like for-profit companies, associations and nonprofits run on strategic priorities and cost efficiencies. Unlike these profit-driven businesses, real estate choices are made through a more complex process that involves multiple stakeholders and decision models. Funding issues can be less certain, tax issues more constraining and approval processes more complicated. With office space as your second largest cost, creating an office environment that promotes your organization’s mission to donors, members and guests and attracts the most desired talent become critical goals.
We partner with nonprofit occupiers to align their member needs, mission, goals and community relationships with their space and workplace strategies. No matter what type of nonprofit you are, we collaborate with your executive team, finance committee and full board of directors to ensure transparency and accountability for all real estate decisions. We are sensitive to staff involvement and work with you to create communication and change management plans. Our team applies an integrated approach to manage every stage of the real estate life cycle, from negotiation to implementation to the final build-out of your space. Cresa further commits to the nonprofit community through sponsoring client events, becoming members of industry associations, sitting on boards and volunteering our time to charitable causes.