Cresa adds former JLL, Cushman leader, Tod Lickerman, to board of directors

Cresa has appointed Tod Lickerman to its board of directors. Lickerman previously served as global president and Americas CEO at Cushman & Wakefield and will help Cresa’s executive leadership on their ambitious growth strategy, which in the last three years has resulted in the integration of 20 independently owned companies, in addition to 15 new offices outside of North America.

“Having Tod’s M&A expertise and deep knowledge of the corporate account services industry on our board will help us continue the steady progress we have made over the past few years,” said Cresa CEO Jim Underhill. “In North America and throughout the globe there is an incredible desire from occupiers to be represented by a firm that is solely focused on meeting their needs, and we are growing to meet that demand.”

In his 33 years in the industry, Lickerman also served as Global CEO of DTZ, where he led the firm in taking the company private and acquiring Cassidy Turley and Cushman & Wakefield. In total, he helped acquire and integrate 20 companies into the global platform company that C&W is today with revenues in excess of $7 billion. At JLL, Lickerman served as CEO of Corporate Solutions Americas and ran several divisions including healthcare, energy and European facility management.

“I look forward to using my experience to help advise Cresa as it continues to disrupt the commercial real estate industry and meet its aggressive growth plans through recruitment of top talent and acquisitions,” said Lickerman. “I have been watching Cresa closely, and its occupier-centric approach highly differentiates it from its competitors, and provides its clients confidence that they have a trusted advocate on their side. Jim has an energizing vision for the company, and the growth he has overseen demonstrates the ambition, focus and caliber of leadership at the helm. I’m encouraged to be joining a company that is attracting the best and most determined industry professionals.”