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100 Best Companies to Work for 2012: Small Companies


1. Cresa is an international Corporate Real Estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated services. By representing tenants, Cresa ensures objectivity and avoids conflicts of interest,cresa stats always striving to "do the right thing" for their clients. Their mission is to provide customized solutions that align companies' real estate with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations. Unlike traditional commercial real estate firms, they are service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented, with advisors who are client-focused, not deal-focused.

Core values include integrity, partnership and entrepreneurship. Their consultative approach and broad range of fully integrated services means we can handle any type of assignment.

The Cresa Minneapolis office was founded in 1988 as Tobin Real Estate Company, which was at that time the first pure tenant representation firm of its kind in the Twin Cities. As of this year, Cresa's Minneapolis/St. Paul office is 23 people-strong; making them the largest tenant representation firm in the Twin Cities. Their team has broad-based experience in a multitude of disciplines, including finance, healthcare, engineering, tenant representation and construction management. Cresa's professionals have decades of experience and are leaders in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including HFMA, ACHE, FEI, CoreNet, IFMA, CRE, MNCREW and Rotary International. Several of their advisors have received individual honors including "Women to Watch" and "40 Under 40." Their team has been carefully built to reflect a variety of work styles, skill sets and industry knowledge enabling them to customize a team for each individual client.

With more than 55 offices, Cresa is the largest tenant representation firm in North America and via its partnership with Savills (one of the world's largest commercial real estate services firms), Cresa covers more than 255 locations in 40 countries.


2. aimClear is a culturally-driven and rapidly growing 20-person online marketing agency, widely respected for leading clients to integrated strategies and data-driven tactics. Their client credits range from iconic multinational brands toaimClear seriously motivated startups. Über-focused demographic targeting, bleeding-edge creative and aggressive conversion techniques are hallmarks of our holistic integration of social, PR, search and display advertising channels.

aimClear's thought leadership is undisputed and foundational to their industry's adoption and evangelization of social PPC advertising at scale, integrated with search and organic social media. aimClear is proud that so much of our thinking surrounding integrated paid, organic, search and social marketing has been adopted industry-wide over the years.


3. Goff Public is a public relations and public affairs firm serving Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Based in Saint Paul, it is known for its highly experienced team of experts in media relations, community relations, government affairs, writingGoff Public and communications strategy. Team members bring impressive backgrounds in politics and the media to their firm. Each team member has spent years honing their skills at Goff Public – the aveage tenure at Goff Public is 14 years.

Goff Public represents and promotes its clients' best interests and protects their reputations through customized public relations and public affairs efforts.