Rick Gardner

Vice President/Business Broker - CRESCO • United States

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Rick Gardner

Vice President/Business Broker - CRESCO • United States


Rick Gardner joined Cushman & Wakefield | CRESCO Real Estate as a Vice President in 2021. Rick is a Real Estate and Business Broker, holding the Certified Business Intermediary designation through, and teaching for, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). Rick began his business and real estate career as a Financial Analyst for Joint Ventures with Richard E. Jacobs Group (then the largest privately-held mall developer in the nation) in the late 1990s – early 2000s, and was most recently a commercial real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial and CBRE. He has invested in real estate, and taught finance courses for both an MBA program and a real estate pre- licensing program. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Akron in 1995. Rick served from 1987- 1993 in both the U.S. Army and Army National Guard as an MOS 19D Recon Scout and was a 1989 Honor Graduate from the Army’s Primary Leadership Development Course.

Rick has worked across commercial real estate disciplines, with a focus on the office and industrial sectors, and has worked with a variety of business types, helping both buyers and sellers of businesses determine the economic value of businesses and guiding them through the process of asset acquisition/disposition.

  • Membership in local Chambers of Commerce and Business Networking Groups
  • Supporter of Susan G. Komen, MS Foundation
  • Board Member - Homeowners Association

University of Akron, MBA, Finance

  • Allstate Industrial
  • ALSH Hudson
  • Case-Maul Manufacturing
  • CST Customs
  • D&G Uniforms
  • Dollar General
  • DP Dough
  • Gutter Helmet
  • M2 Management
  • Northsight Management
  • Orange Theory Fitness
  • Process Dynamics
  • Quality Collision
  • Roberts Mechanical Equipment
  • Scarlett Holdings
  • Tanglewood Professional Center
  • Ultragloss

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