What We Believe
Your Advocate for Tenant Rights
We advise commercial tenants exclusively—no landlords, no developers—so we can be completely objective and conflict-free. By concentrating single-mindedly on tenant issues, we gain both the perspective and the experience to level the playing field in landlord-tenant relations.
This unique focus is supported by a complete array of integrated services that cover every stage of the real estate life cycle, from the planning to the transaction to the implementation. These services drive the tactical execution behind our strategic thinking, and they lead directly to solutions that reduce costs, improve operations, and enhance the performance of your workforce.
We are, in every sense, the tenant’s advantage.
Why Tenant Representation Matters
Cresa isn’t the only company that represents tenant rights, but it’s one of the rare few that exclusively represents them.
A study conducted by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University found that not only do conflicts exist in Commercial Real Estate, but that current disclosure practices may not be enough to resolve them.
"If legal ethics prohibit an attorney or a law firm from representing both the landlord and a tenant [in a lease]…how can the divergent interests of those same parties nonetheless be adequately represented by the same [real estate firm]?"
– Peter Smirniotopoulos in the study “Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Who Represents the Tenant?”
The commercial real estate sector, unfortunately, lacks transparency for many tenants, and is consistently supply-side oriented—meaning landlord-centric, instead of tenant-focused.
What does this mean for you? If your real estate firm can represent your landlord, there is an inherent conflict of interest between you and the people who ought to represent you. That can compromise your financial position, and give you less than the best deal possible.
By choosing to only focus on the needs of the tenant, Cresa removes itself from any conflicts of interest. We only benefit when you benefit.
For you, that means no complications, no conflicts, and no hidden figures. Just savings.
Your Rights as a Tenant
We believe you have the right to a lease that protects your interests.
You deserve the integrity of an advisor who represents those interests, and who will provide objectivity and full discourse to you alone.
You deserve the experience and knowledge of a team that can deliver you value and savings through a broad range of integrated services. Your advisor should be accountable for producing those results and providing you with timely communication and “real-time” access to data.
You have the right to an advisor who can leverage that experience and market knowledge to your advantage, and offer you creative solutions that relate to your real estate needs.
You deserve a consultative approach to reaching your long-term, strategic goals, and an advisor who is courageous enough to ask tough questions, challenge those answers, and make solid recommendations.
You have the right to an advisor who is truly collaborative—with you, the team, and the industry.
Above all, you deserve to be satisfied with your results. That’s the real Cresa advantage.