Cresa is an international commercial real estate firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Cresa represents tenants and provides real estate services, including corporate services; strategic planning; transaction management; project management; facilities management; workforce and location planning; portfolio/lease administration; capital markets; supply chain management; sustainability; and sublease and distribution. Cresa was founded in 1993 when Avalon Partners, headed by Bill Goade, formed an alliance with three other commercial real estate firms: Prevé, Liberatore, & Barton in Miami; Cooper/Brady in San Jose and Palo Alto;Tanguay, Burke, Stratton in Chicago and Metrospace of Los Angeles. The firms averaged 20-year histories in their respective markets before joining together as the CresaPartners Alliance and all focused on the growing niche of tenant representation. By 1995, Cresa had grown to 30 cities. In 1998, the organization changed its structure from an alliance to that of an LLC, similar to large consulting firms, and took on the CresaPartners LLC name, expanding further to 48 offices. In 2008, with 50 North American offices, Cresa became one of the largest tenant representation commercial real estate firms in North America.