Member Highlight: Zac Conley, Cresa

#GarageMemberHighlight: Zac Conley, Cresa Albany

Zac is the Managing Principal for Cresa, who is a global commercial real estate advisory firm that represents occupiers with a little different spin than the typical real estate industry. Understanding local market practice, the vitality of a city and region, transaction management, project management, relocation planning and management, strategic planning, workforce and location planning, sustainability are a handful of the services Cresa offers.

Just like many of us, Zac felt the pressures to get a job right out of college – he studied business and economics. He then went on to gain experience working for developers and property managers. As time went on he realized that he didn’t want to simply sit behind a desk and do the same thing every day. Zac joined the Cresa team and then went on to purchase the company 5 years ago and continues to do what he loves everyday.

You can tell that Zac has a passion for finding the right fit for folks and genuinely making people happy. The industry is risky, but the thrill is fulfilling for him. It means a heck of a lot more when so much is at stake.

Zac has been extremely active in the 518 community as well with his involvement in multiple nonprofit organizations and initiatives in the Capital Region. We were excited when we were able to welcome him and his team to the Troy Innovation Garage earlier this year. It takes a great leader to be openminded about the future and with a clear mind Zac was able to understand the power of this new, and maybe unconventional in his industry, workspace. He saw the importance of surrounding yourself with a group of diverse people and professionals in business and life – and we’re thrilled to say that Cresa has been an awesome addition to our ecosystem. We look forward to what the future holds for Zac and his team!