Nathan Kelly

Managing Director
  • Direct: +1 216 525 1483

Professional Experience:

Nathan is the firm’s first Managing Director. At Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate, he is responsible for the firm’s overall leadership, direction in the market and ensuring the highest quality client service.

Nathan joined CRESCO after senior public-sector positions in economic development, municipal planning and performance improvement. A respected and connected community leader, Nathan established a reputation as an effective and resourceful strategist and consensus builder. Nathan led more than $1B in several catalytic public-private transactions and numerous successful business retention, expansion and attraction deals throughout Northeast Ohio.

He was a critical player in the revitalization of Downtown Cleveland, leading redevelopment projects that included historic renovations of once-empty office buildings and the redevelopment of the Playhouse Square District. Kelly also led Cuyahoga County’s role in the 2016 RNC Convention in Cleveland.

Recognition and Accomplishments:

  • Crain’s Cleveland Business “150 Names to Know in Northeast Ohio”
  • Crain’s Cleveland Business “Forty Under Forty” Class of 2010


DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Georgetown University, Washington, DC