Broker Spotlight: Jim Krivanek

Commercial real estate is fun and interests Jim, because no two deals are the same.

After graduating from The Nova Southeastern University Wayne Huizenga School of Business he returned to Cleveland, Ohio and began his career in purchasing and sales at a family owned steel manufacturing facility.  He was later offered an opportunity by a friend at a large Cleveland real estate development company to be personally mentored and aid in the leasing and property management of several million square feet of office and flex space throughout Northeast Ohio.

But Jim wanted to control his own client base and transactions in the commercial real estate field.    After much consideration in 2014, and after 5 years of learning the industry, he decided it was time to really gain the value of commercial real estate and exercise his leasing and property development skills in a sales role in brokerage that offered a wide range of analytical solutions.

“Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate was the right fit for me as they immediately offered me the tools to grow my book of business and helped me to strategize on how to achieve my full potential.”

Jim has successfully guided a long record of, national and multi-national clients with their commercial real estate acquisitions, lease obligations, asset repositions and dispositions.  He specializes in applying his expertise and market knowledge to broker office, industrial and retail properties that consistently exceed the goals of this clients.

“It has been some hard work and perseverance getting in the door with some of my clients and transactions, but effectively finding the solutions for my clients and their property goals, is what I constantly enjoy every day in my career.”

He spends much of his free time golfing and traveling with his family.  His wife of 6 years, Merissa, and 3-year-old son, James, are preparing for the arrival of another baby boy in June.  Jim says, “Every day is exciting with James, but we are beyond thrilled to meet our new son and grow our family.”

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