Cresa helps align your real estate with your business goals.

Address: 150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-376-4200
Founded in
Todd Lickerman
Top Clients
LPL Financial, Chicken of the Sea, American Wind Energy Association, Dropbox, Upwork, Mutual of Omaha
A commercial real estate firm exclusively representing occupiers


One of our account specialists will get in touch with you over the phone or email to get your feedback on working with this local Chicago business.

at a glance


Cresa is the world’s largest occupier-only commercial real estate firm. They represent occupiers exclusively, meaning no landlords and no developers. They provide unbiased, conflict-free advice to their clients. They also offer integrated services that cover every aspect of a real estate transaction from site selection and financing to project management and relocation services. Cresa offers their clients customized solutions with nearly 60 offices in 75 markets worldwide.


The Cresa leadership team knows the world of real estate occupiers. Each executive has more than 20 years of experience. They’ve led top-tier consultancies and have occupied the C-suites of some of the world’s largest companies. Together, this leadership team integrates their combined expertise in the name of empowering occupiers to make their businesses better.

Focus areas for


Working solely with real estate occupiers, Cresa offers a wide range of services. They can help your business with transaction management services such as feasibility planning or landlord RFPs, or with Workplace solutions like that help increase flexibility, collaboration, productivity, and technology usage. The company can also help with project management aspects – from partner recruitment to contract negotiation to design and construction oversight – as well as with a wide range of real estate consulting services.


Cresa has a few other specialty services as well. Lease administration, technology implementation, portfolio solutions and working with investment banking and capital markets are all services that fall under Cresa’s umbrella of occupier offerings as well.



They are the world’s most trusted occupier-centric commercial real estate firm: The company strategizes for the best possible results for occupiers everywhere. Cresa thinks beyond space, they partner without conflict, and they apply their integrated expertise to make your business better.


They have a vision: Cresa is the preeminent partner for real estate occupiers everywhere and that is all they do. The vision is to help occupiers in every way they need it without compromise or conflict.

They have a simple mission: To be the advisor that brings the greatest value to occupiers. It’s as simple as that.

Their values: The company has a set of values that they bring to every client relationship. These values help Cresa help their clients. They are:

  • Work together
  • Create value
  • Be tenacious
  • Embrace diversity
  • Enhance community 


They have a purpose: The purpose of Cresa is to think beyond space – strengthening those they serve and enhancing quality of life for both clients and employees.


The numbers speak for themselves: The company has 80+ offices around the world, 1,000+

employees, 2,000+ clients, and 25+ years of commercial real estate experience.


They have a strong commitment to their local communities: The company works together to make sure communities everywhere are better. They partner with organizations that strive to make a difference for causes in the US and around the world. Employees of the company volunteer time and donate funds. Through their “Cresa Cares” program, they’ve raised $1 million and donated 5,000 hours to more than 100 charities to date.


Diversity is incredibly important to the company: At Cresa, they value the unique human differences that define their community. Whether they are maximizing their associates’ skills and creativity or increasing the company’s ability to understand and anticipate clients’ needs. Cresa fosters an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion to help the organization reach its full potential

Cresa has been named one of Cool Things Chicago’s Best Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago this year.
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