Cresa

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Cresa Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    Very professional eviornment

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    flexible hours and management
    good team enviornment

    Cons

    hard to advance
    lack of informational sharing

  2.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great team environment and opportunities to grow professionally.

    Cons

    They are the best in the business and I have not encountered any issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would not change a thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Broker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Management. Extremely knowledgeable professionals. Highly ethical.

    Cons

    Brokerage house. 100% commission can be difficult at times.

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  5.  

    Nice commercial real estate company building up its street cred.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Broker
    Former Employee - Commercial Broker

    Pros

    Cresa is a fairly young, but growing Tenant Representation firm. Because it is expanding you can really tackle any clients you want with little oversight. They will allow you as a Broker to be creative, take risks and reward you for doing well. The structure of the firm is rather flat, so its not very hard to dig in and make a position for yourself once you get into the company.

    Cons

    Only representing Tenants is very hard. Its more a gripe about the industry than being an employee at the firm. When I was there, it seemed that the company was too busy expanding too really focus on creating a core to the company that people could easily relate to. Instead brokers seemed to appear from all of the Top Firms and after being fired, laid off or downgraded they appeared as SVPs at Cresa. I can only speak of the Northeast in this manner - I think the Boston, LA and Atlanta Offices did very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better program for incoming young Brokers. The youth need more direction from mentors. I came into the company relatively green in terms of Sales and Commercial Real Estate. Learning the ropes for cold calling, deal prospecting and deal closing take time - but I think they could have been strengthened if there was a uniform program across the entire US that taught new brokers how to be a Broker and a Tenant Rep.

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    Many good offices around the country.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Broker  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Broker in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Good cross country network and individuals.

    Cons

    Lots of employee movement in and out of local branches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more open transfer of business from different offices.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cresa - Lucky and honored.

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    Current Employee - Principal, Senior Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Principal, Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Cresa is an amazing firm. I have been with the firm since 1999 coming from an architectural firm and then a corporate real estate department. Cresa culture is more than a job we truly are family. We stick by each other in trying times (personal and professional) and celebrate our individual and team successes. I always admire and respect, "Do the right thing"

    Cons

    There is not much negative here. We work extremely hard, play hard and celebrate completely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the small company service values while striving to become a large market share company. Commitment, value, "do the right thing", make money and have fun. Looking forward to the next 10 plus years. It is going to be an amazing ride.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    This has been one of the best companies I have worked for. My local office is amazing and there is great support from the corporate office. I feel like the brokers here have a lot of integrity and put their clients first, unlike other commercial real estate firms I have worked for. There is also a good feeling of

    Cons

    I have been at this company for almost a year now, and I have no complaints about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on expanding support for local offices - you are doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment, good people, growing fast.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    One of the most enjoyable environments I’ve ever worked in. There is a strong culture of professionalism, respect, and comradely. Coming to work is a pleasure.

    Cons

    Missing some modern business practices, such as tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can’t speak to the broker side, but for the corporate office, the fringe benefits and variable compensation needs to be adjusted ASAP.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful and unique company

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    Current Employee - Practice Leader  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Practice Leader in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow, especially for administrative staff. Supportive culture. Caring and concerned senior management. Excellent pay and benefits. Very strong ethics -- "do the right thing" is ingrained in everyone.

    Cons

    Needs to do a better job of promoting the "brand", but progress is clearly being made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider matching charitable contributions made by employees. Be sure to preserve the culture and values of the founding partners as the company grows.

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    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Cresa is awesome!

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    Current Employee - Principal  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Principal in Portland, OR

    Pros

    Cresa is a team oriented environment that embraces collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit. The tenant only platform is an invaluable differentiator when competing to win new business! It is exciting to work with a company that continues to gain market share and is the standard for tenant-rep business.

    Cons

    It is difficult to come up with true "cons" for working at Cresa and things that could use improvement are being addressed. With the entrepreneurial spirit can come some disagreement with approach and vision from differing offices. This con actually benefits the organization in a way by allowing open dialogue and competition. The other con would be that we miss free advertising and name recognition that is inherent with shops that also do LL work and hang signs on buildings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the "do the right thing" culture as we grow the size of business and add employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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