Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class in its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. This year, we are also running profiles of these inductees every week. Today, we look at the busy career of John Crisp, executive managing director with the Indianapolis office of Cushman & Wakefield.
John Crisp, executive managing director with the Indianapolis office of Cushman & Wakefield, is no stranger to success: This real estate veteran, who began his career back in 1993, ranks as one of the busiest commercial real estate pros in the Indianapolis market. It’s why he’s been named a top producer of Cushman & Wakefield’s Indianapolis office several times.
Crisp has been so successful, his peers often seek out his advice. It’s little surprise, then, that Crisp is an executive board member of the Cushman & Wakefield Tenant Advisory Group, a group that provides leadership for tenant advisors across the globe.
It’s little surprise, too, that Crisp has built long-standing relationships with several big-name clients. This list includes General Electric, Fifth Third Bank, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life, Ernst & Young and the City of Indianapolis.
Like most successful CRE pros, Crisp relies on no secret formula for his success. It’s all about working hard and serving his clients.
“In addition to treating my clients’ decisions as if they were my own, I believe my strong work ethic, attention to detail and drive to always exceed my client’s expectations are a few of the reasons I have been successful,” Crisp said.
Crisp has nabbed several industry honors during his long career. He’s been named Indianapolis broker of the year five times, including in 2018. He has also ranked as the top Indianapolis producer for Cushman & Wakefield in the office division 11 times. And in 2015, he closed the office lease of the year.
“I believe that surrounding myself with top-notch people in the business who have the shared interest of producing best-in-class service and the willingness to invest in improving our skillsets, have been major factors that have helped me succeed,” Crisp said.
And while Crisp might be busy, this hasn’t stopped him from giving back to his community. He has served as past chairman of the Crooked Stick Golf Club BMW Championship and past chairman of the 500 Festival. He also sits on the board of advisors of Visit Indy and is an advisor to the Indiana Sports Corporation.
When not working, Crisp enjoys spending time with his family, something that includes coaching the sports teams on which his two sons play.