Tad Laws appointed Cresa market leader in Chicago

Tad Laws has joined Cresa as Chicago market leader. In this newly created position, Laws will oversee a team of 25 professionals and be responsible for the development and execution of the Chicago office’s growth plan.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Tad to the Cresa team,” said Cresa CEO, Jim Underhill. “The breadth of experience and talent he brings to the firm will undoubtedly play an important role in Cresa achieving its significant growth plans, particularly in the very important Chicago market.”

Recruiting will be a priority for Laws, with a goal of doubling brokerage ranks in the next 36 months. He brings a wealth of experience to his role, having most recently served as vice president, national brokerage operations and recruiting at Newmark Knight Frank. There he completed 67 broker agreements valued at $43.8 million in annual revenue. He has also worked for some of the world’s most recognized commercial real estate firms such as Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. Laws is a graduate of Indiana University.

“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization with bold plans for the future and a culture unlike any other,” Laws said. “Cresa offers a truly differentiated platform and environment where professionals are encouraged to think creatively to the benefit of their clients.”

Thus far in 2019, Cresa has made a total of 123 new hires, bringing the company headcount to more than 1,100 employees. This success reflects Underhill’s vision for the company where a strong quality of life in the workplace leads to teamwork, client success and employee retention. “Our rapid expansion and caliber of new hires echoes the ongoing momentum of the company and our ability to offer industry veterans a workplace that prioritizes culture and opportunity,” Underhill said.