AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is Cresa.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.


Most Admired Company: 2014-2021

Top Arizona executive: Gary Gregg, managing principal

What it does: Commercial real estate advisory firm.

Company profile: 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. Cresa’s purpose is to think beyond space, strengthening those we serve and enhancing the quality of life for its clients and its colleagues. Cresa evokes a positive work culture that allows for an open environment where collaboration is encouraged. Cresa’s diversity mission is to mirror the rich diversity of the customers it serves. Cresa champions its client’s aspirations and uses its knowledge and expertise to make their business better.

Admirable trait: Cresa prides itself on being not only an esteemed partner for its clients, but also an award-winning place to work. Cresa’s designation as one of the “Most Admired Companies”, “Best Places to Work”, and “100 Best Companies to work for in Arizona” for the past seven years is a testament to its thriving culture. A spirit of inclusivity and transparency inspires everything Cresa does. This company prides itself on empowering its employees to act decisively and think innovatively.