Jim Underhill

WASHINGTON, DC—Cresa CEO Jim Underhill believes its strategy  of solely representing tenants allows the firm to continue chipping away at others in the industry that represent both tenants and landlords.

“Our strategy is client-centric. The main reason we can promise and provide higher quality service versus our competitors is because we solely represent occupiers of real estate and have built our whole company around that purpose,” Underhill  tells GlobeSt.com. “Our clients tell us they can see and feel the difference. We’re not looking to be one of our big competitors – we just want to be exceptional at what we do and provide an opportunity and experience for our people that they can’t find elsewhere.”

On Cresa’s Expansion Plans

In the role for just over three years, Underhill has guided Cresa in expanding to more than 15 offices outside of North America. It expects to shortly announce two more acquisitions.

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