Celebrating our 75th year serving the community, we reflect back on how our business has transformed into a thriving full-service commercial real estate corporation which continues to grow.
Many people associate the name “Cressy” with real estate in the Michiana area. We believe that is because our partners along with an amazing team have worked diligently over the years to establish and maintain a company that brings value to its clients and community.
Learn more about our history through recent interviews with founding members of our commercial real estate firm!
George Cressy and Ed Everett, Jr. combined expertise and launched a forward-thinking company in Michiana.
FIRST DRIVE-IN OFFICE
As business grew, the area's first drive-in office was developed and proved popular with customers.
WINDING BROOK PARK
One of the first developments was considered to be a risky endeavor but proved successful.
A GROWING COMPANY
In 1969, George and Ed's two sons, Don Cressy and Ed Everett, III, entered into the family business.
UNIVERSITY PARK MALL
The Cressy partners developed what is now part of the state's 3rd largest retail corridor, University Park Mall.
CRESSY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
The new division annexed 700 acres and embarked on creating a mixed-use development, Edison Lakes.
“One of the things that has been stressed from the beginning when my dad, George Cressy, and Ed Everett Senior got out of the service, is that if you treat people right, it will always come back to you tenfold.”
– Don Cressy
CRESSY COMMERCIAL DIVISON
In 1987, the commercial divison became its own entity.
THE FOREST AT EDISON LAKES
A luxury townhome and condominium development, The Forest at Edison Lakes, was created.
PRINCESS CITY PLAZA
Princess City Plaza was developed and is now home to national retailers such as Old Navy, PetSmart, and Kohl's.
MAIN STREET MARKETPLACE
Main Street Marketplace was developed and is now home to national retailers such as Starbucks and Jimmy John's.
CRESSY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
The Cressy Commercial Division officially becomes Cressy Commercial Real Estate and acquires the NAI Global brokerage affiliation.
EXPANSION TO INDIANAPOLIS
In 2020, NAI Cressy announces the acquisition of the Indianapolis-based brokerage firm, NAI Meridian.