"We believe in standing shoulder to shoulder with our clients in partnership."
- Rich Rhodes, a Managing Principal at Cresa Washington DC explains the company's philosophy and approach to tenant representation in this video.
Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents Tenants. As professional real estate advisors, we are passionate about understanding the needs of our clients and strive to deliver exceptional service for the long term. We collaborate with clients to provide service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented counsel. By choosing to represent the interests of Tenants alone, Cresa avoids conflicts of interest.
As a company exclusively representing office space users, Cresa is able to serve these ever-growing tenant needs through its three offices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Led by principals with a combined 60+ years of experience in the real estate industry specific to the DC region, Cresa Washington DC has a proven track record of providing long-term business planning solutions which meets their clients’ real estate strategic needs and ultimately saves their clients money.
Our mission is to provide customized solutions exclusively for corporate space users by offering fully integrated services that align their real estate needs with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations.
Our vision is to be the exception in the commercial real estate industry: A company that is service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented, with advisors who are client focused not deal focused.
We are guided by the concept, “Do the Right Thing,” both internally and externally. We will always do what is right for the client’s best interest and put that interest before our own. We treat our clients and employees with respect, dignity, and fairness in all matters.
No compromises. No hidden agendas. No conflicts of interest. We put our expertise, insights, and experience to work for tenants and only tenants.
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Cresa’s Armed Forces Practice Group (AFPG) is a service dedicated to meeting the needs of companies that work with the Armed Forces. Our team of experts, which includes two veterans, understands the specific needs and requirements of the hundreds of organizations that support the Armed Forces. Leveraging all of Cresa’s service lines, we are able to provide customized, integrated services to meet a variety of needs.
Founded by Cresa professionals Chris Crooks, Jeremy Melmed, and Winters Heafey, AFPG is currently the only commercial real estate practice group that specifically serves the Armed Forces.
Additionally, AFPG is the founder of Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF), a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing the commercial real estate community in training and hiring veterans and their families within the industry. Cresa is pleased to lead this major initiative to bring together multiple disciplines in our industry in support of a great cause.
Welcome to Cresa's Lease Forensics & Enforcement Division, the Washington, DC region’s leader in operating expense and real estate tax pass-through reviews. We specialize in thoroughly examining our clients' lease documents to assure that their lease and accompanying pass-through expenses are being properly administered by the landlord. In our experience, we find that a majority of landlord pass-through statements require further review, and half the time our closer look results in savings for our clients. Please contact us to learn more on how our success has saved our clients millions of dollars in the past few months alone.
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DC Scores is an award-winning, 21-year-old nonprofit organization that provides free, safe, fun, and enriching after-school and summer programs for at-risk youth in our area. DC Scores’ programs, which include soccer, poetry, and service-learning projects, focus on “whole-child” curriculum that help build the skills needed to break the cycle of poverty.
Summer vacation can be a particularly difficult time for low-income children who often don’t have access to safe and structured activities. DC Scores addresses this by offering free soccer and arts camps that engage over 250 kids and provide enriching summer learning opportunities. Cresa is the sole corporate sponsor of ”Couch to Camp,” an annual fundraising campaign that raises money needed for camp counselors, equipment, supplies, healthy snacks, and buses. Each year, our employees serve as “Camp Champs,” setting up personal online fundraising pages and asking friends, family, and colleagues to make donations. Each individual contribution is then matched by the company. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our Camp Champs, we have funded a number of summer camps since 2014, and Cresa’s fundraising has resulted in over $50,000 donated since 2011.
But it’s not all work and no play. On the last day of each summer camp, our employees join in on the fun and host an end-of-camp celebration, providing food and fun activities. During this time, our employees interact with the kids and family members and see the positive impact their fundraising has made.
“Cresa’s support of our Couch to Camp fundraiser is extremely important as a way to keep our summer programs free,” says Bethany Henderson, DC Scores ‘Executive Director. “And the end-of-camp celebration wouldn’t happen without them.”
“Cresa is dedicated to giving back to the community,” says Chris Finley, Cresa Washington DC Senior Vice President and former DC Scores Board Member. “DC Scores is a terrific cause, and supporting them brings us closer as a team.”
To learn more, donate, or volunteer, please visit www.dcscores.org.
Real Estate Careers for the Armed Forces (REC4AF) is a nonprofit organization that was formed in response to significant employment challenges faced by veterans of the military. Our goal is to mobilize the commercial real estate community in Greater Washington, DC, Baltimore, Denver, and beyond in training and hiring veterans and their families within the industry. We are here to address the unmet real needs of real heroes through real estate career opportunities.
REC4AF is managed by the new Armed Forces Practice Group (AFPG) at Cresa, co-founded by Cresa professionals Chris Crooks, Jeremy Melmed, and Winters Heafey. AFPG includes two veterans from Cresa.
For more information or how to support, visit www.rec4af.org.
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