Cresa Madison Names Ross Rikkers Partner

July 15, 2013

Ross Rikkers, previously a Vice President of Cresa, has been named a Partner with the firm. Rikkers has been with the company since 2010 and is regarded as one of the leading commercial real estate brokers in Madison. Specializing in the Downtown submarket, Rikkers has been involved in many of the most prominent office transactions in Madison including Krekeler Strother Law, KW2 Marketing, RBC Wealth Management and numerous start-up companies including:, Bluetree Network, Studyblue and Asthmapolis.

“Ross has become a very important part of our team,” stated Matt Apter, Partner and founding member of Cresa, “Ross’s market expertise and attention to detail have played a dramatic role in the success of our company and the work we perform for our clients.”

Prior to joining Cresa, Rikkers held several government, policy and campaign positions both in the U.S. and abroad at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Tommy Thompson for President Campaign and The State Parliament of Saxony in Dresden, Germany. After returning to the US, Rikkers was a Project Manager with Epic in Verona, Wisconsin. 

Rikkers earned Bachelor degrees in Economics and German from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Rikkers also studied in Stuttgart, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic. After graduation, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English and American Studies in Bregenz, Austria.