William D. Tidwell


Cresa Washington DC

7901 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 340
McLean, VA 22102
703.972.5799 main
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William D. Tidwell, a Principal at Cresa Washington DC, has compiled a distinguished record as a market-leading advisor specializing in tenant representation. He has been responsible for transactions in excess of 8 million square feet in his his role as a commercial real estate advisor, both domestically and internationally.

As a tenant advocate, Mr. Tidwell employs a strategic-centric approach to creating value on behalf of his clients which has led to numerous national and international strategic and transaction based assignments. He has extensive portfolio management expertise having managed portfolios with up to and in excess of 2.8 million square feet of real estate assets and in excess of $50 million annual spends. Individual transactions have been completed for up to 225,000 SF build-to-suits/leases, up to 112 acre land purchases, and up to 500,000 SF building sales.

Professional Experience

Mr. Tidwell came to Cresa in 2009 after serving as a Senior Director of Brokerage Services in the McLean, Virginia, office of Cushman & Wakefield for 13 years; and prior to that, he spent eight years with Richfield/Aircoa, where he specialized in the re-branding and disposition of hospitality and office properties across the country.


  • Chairman's Award (Top Producer Nationally) Cresa, 2016
  • Recognized with "Largest Deal Award," Cresa Washington DC, 2015
  • Awarded as "Top Producer" for outstanding production, Cresa, 2015
  • Awarded as "Top Producer" for outstanding production, Cresa, 2014
  • Awarded as "Top Producer" for outstanding production, Cresa, 2013
  • Awarded as "Top Producer" for outstanding production, Cresa, 2012
  • Awarded Cresa's "significant contribution to Cresa India", 2012
  • Awarded Cresa's "most significant contribution to Corporate Accounts", 2010
  • Repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 leasing brokers by the Commercial Real Estate Brokers Association of Washington DC (formerly GWCAR)
  • #1 Producing Suburban Broker, Cushman & Wakefield, 2006
  • #2 Producing Suburban Broker, Cushman & Wakefield, 2004
  • Awarded for "Dedication of National Security and with Grateful Appreciation for Steadfast Support", US Investigations Services
  • Leasing Deal of the Year, Cushman & Wakefield, 1999
  • Ranked as the co-#1 broker in the Washington DC, Corridor Real Estate Journal


  • B.S. Business Administration/Marketing with additional graduate studies, University of Northern Colorado
  • CCIM coursework completed and Instructor, Howard University

Select Clients

Representative Client List

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Digital Globe
  • General Dynamics/FCBS
  • Accenture
  • General Electric
  • Sharp Electronics
  • Ericsson Federal
  • Grant Thornton
  • Marine Spill Response
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Wells Fargo
  • HeiTech, Inc.
  • Reinforced Earth Company
  • Avitas

National Representation

  • CA Technologies, 50+ acquisitions/dispositions
  • US Investigations Services/Altegrity, 40+ acquisitions/dispositions
  • XO Communications, Inc., 40+ acquisitions/dispositions
  • NTT Data, 17+ acquisitions/dispositions
  • Vistronix, Inc., 15+ acquisitions/dispositions
  • DISYS, 10+ acquisitions


Mr. Tidwell is a published industry author.