Cara Trani, former WeWork executive, joins Cresa as San Francisco Bay Area Market Leader, overseeing expanding San Francisco Bay Area portfolios and growth of the Silicon Valley Office
SAN FRANCISCO – March 4, 2020 – Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-centric commercial real estate firm, today announced the addition of Cara Trani as the San Francisco Bay Area Market Leader. Ms.Trani will be tasked with leading the development and execution of the company’s growth plans in the key market, including overseeing the newly opened Silicon Valley Office, which was formed in 2018 as an extension of Cresa’s San Francisco Office. In the region, Cresa has worked with clients such as SurveyMonkey, Chime, OneMedical, Global Foundries, Upwork, Twitter, Palo Alto Networks, Headspace, and Perfect Day.
“We are excited to bring Cara on the team and welcome her to the Cresa family,” said Cresa CEO Jim Underhill. “She brings tremendous talent and a wealth of client-centric experience to the firm – we are confident she will be a strong driver of future growth plans while also serving the expanding needs of our clients. Recruiting and retaining talent will be a top priority for her, with the goal of expanding our market footprint significantly in the next few years.”
Ms.Trani brings over 15 years of real estate experience to Cresa, having most recently served as a Senior Director at WeWork within the Real Estate Group, where she handled business strategy and operations for the Headquarters by WeWork initiative. Prior to WeWork, Ms.Trani spent approximately ten years with the JLL San Francisco Occupier Advisory Group. Ms. Trani started her career in commercial real estate at Colliers in Sacramento.
“Cara’s experience and reputation in the Bay Area market, along with her energy and passion, make her the perfect person to join the team as our new Market Leader,” said Jaimie Saunders, a Managing Principal based in the San Francisco office.
“I’m thrilled to be joining an organization with ambitious plans for the future and an unparalleled culture of collaboration,” said Cara Trani, Market Leader, Cresa. “I’m looking forward to bringing my corporate real estate expertise to our occupier clients as we continue to innovate and expand our portfolios both globally and domestically.”
This global and domestic expansion reflects Jim Underhill’s vision for Cresa that is based on employee satisfaction and client success. “Our rapid expansion and talented additions speak to the ongoing momentum of the company and our ability to offer industry veterans a workplace that prioritizes culture and opportunity,” Underhill said.
Cresa is the world’s only global commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate solutions. Our purpose is to think beyond space, strengthening those we serve and enhancing the quality of life for our clients. Delivered across every industry, its services include Consulting, Facilities Management, Global Portfolio Solutions, Investment Banking, Lease Administration, Location Strategy & Economic Development Incentives, Project Management, Transaction Management and Workplace Intelligence. With over 1,000 employees in more than 80 offices globally, Cresa partners with occupiers everywhere.