About Us

Our Vision

CRES + Associates initiative will set the standard for a new way of thinking about commercial real estate. We will use our extensive knowledge and LEED training to help our clients achieve their business goals. The right space at the right price with the right terms and in accordance with the very best sustainability practices will be our goal in every transaction.

Core Values

Our vision demands the very highest level of performance from every team member on every project. We will negotiate every lease as if it were our own. We will seek out every property as if we would be spending our work lives there. We will execute every transaction as if our moral standing hangs in the balance – which it does. Integrity. Responsibility. Sustainability.


Connie Rankin founded Customized Real Estate Services in 2001, after spending nearly 20 years as an Executive Senior Manager with PM Realty Group, the largest third-party management company in the nation. Her comprehensive knowledge of property management, leasing, and construction management gives her an unparalleled ability to recognize value in superbly-managed buildings. Customized Real Estate’s reputation of “Tenant’s Best Advocate”, City of Houston, and the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance was built on this exceptional combination of experience, integrity and insight.

In 2014, Connie decided to shorten the name from Customized Real Estate Services to CRES + Associates as an acknowledgement of the name recognition that CRES has achieved in the Houston Market. Clients have always called the company CRES. The new name takes advantage of the positive energy in the market place.