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Greg Schementi Takes the Reins as Cresa President 

Veteran real estate leader Greg Schementi has joined occupier-centric commercial real estate firm Cresa as president, based in Chicago. Schementi was hired last summer but only now takes the reins as certain employment restrictions have expired. 

Said Cresa CEO Tod Lickerman, “Greg is a transformational leader and one of the top professionals in the tenant representation space. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team.” 

In Schementi’s previous role as president, Americas tenant representation at Cushman & Wakefield, he led the tenant representation service line and oversaw its strategic consulting practice, business incentives function and international service desk.  

Previously, Schementi managed the portfolio solutions practice for Cushman & Wakefield in the Americas, focusing on solution development and client care initiatives for occupiers of office and industrial assets. In prior roles, he led the brokerage businesses and business development functions for Cushman & Wakefield predecessors Equis, UGL and DTZ. 


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