Cresa Madison: Wins two deal of the year awards


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TJ Blitz, Managing Principal, CCIM
Cresa Madison
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Commercial Brokers Group Honors Firm for Second Year in a Row

Madison, Wisconsin – March 4, 2013 – Cresa Madison earned two Commercial Brokers Group 2012 ‘Deal of the Year’ awards in the Office and Retail Categories. Winning two categories for a second year in a row, the Madison-based corporate tenant advisory firm earned accolades for its work on Navitus Health Solutions and A Woman’s Touch. The annual Deal of the Year awards program recognizes significant commercial real estate transactions in the Madison area. Entrants are judged by a panel of industry-affiliated professionals on specific criteria such as transaction scope and difficulty.

“Cresa Madison is very pleased to be honored again this year by the Commercial Brokers Group,” said TJ Blitz, Managing Partner at Cresa Madison. “It is an exciting time for our firm, and for our industry as a whole. We are seeing more activity in all sectors of the marketplace – companies are expanding and making longer-term commitments to the local and surrounding area and landlords are looking more creatively at deals to make them happen. Never before has it been so imperative to employ a trusted commercial real estate professional to explore your company’s options, strategize for growth, and, ultimately, ensure you get the best deal possible.”

Managing Principals Tim Rikkers and Matt Apter won the Office category for representing Navitus Health Solutions. A full-service pharmacy benefit company, Navitus Health Solutions engaged Cresa Madison to secure a new 70,000 square foot, 3-story, Class A office building in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. The new building will function as Navitus’ main customer service center and data center. 

Managing Principals TJ Blitz and Matt Apter won the Retail category for representing A Woman’s Touch, a sexuality boutique, in their 5,247 square foot relocation from 600 Williamson Street to 300 South Livingston Street. Cresa Madison successfully identified an East Side location that could accommodate the company’s ever-increasing inventory and expanded list of educational offerings. A Woman’s Touch will occupy their new space on March 1st, 2013. 

In 2011, Cresa Madison received two Commercial Brokers Group Deal of the Year awards for representing Ale Asylum and Shopbop in the Industrial and Retail categories. Rikkers was also nominated this year in the Office category for his representation of Luminex Corporation.

About Cresa

Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate services, including: Transaction Management, Project Management, Global Accounts, Portfolio Strategies, Location Planning, Lease Administration, Capital Markets, and Facilities Services. With more than 57 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America. Through its partnership with Savills, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms, Cresa covers more than 255 locations in 40 countries. For more information, visit

About Commercial Brokers Group

The Commercial Brokers Group is Madison’s leading association of commercial real estate advisors and related industry professionals. Founded in 1987, it includes over 200 members and affiliates with the mission to further and promote the common business interests of its participants, and provide commercial real estate resources to the local community. The group meets every other month for educational programming and networking opportunities, as well as for several annual group outings.