“Be resilient. Be honest. Be genuine. And don’t be afraid to make the connection.”
For Cresa Advisor Winters Heafey, transitioning out of the military and beginning his career as a broker has been his defining career moment. Drawing from his experience in the army — Heafey proudly served in the United States Army with the 75th Ranger Regiment —he brings an outstanding work ethic and determination to Cresa Denver. He provides tenants with strategic solutions to address their real estate needs. His attention to detail and preparedness, coupled with his honor and loyalty, put his clients at ease, knowing that their needs are his objectives.
“At Cresa we’ve created a community by forming lasting relationships and friendships with our clients. We live by the motto ‘Do the Right Thing’. As a tenant-only firm our clients can be sure that we are always working in their best interest,” says Heafey.
Cresa Denver specializes in all areas of commercial real estate, including real estate and workplace strategy, leasing and dispositions, corporate finance, industrial leasing and dispositions, analyses and restructuring leases. Heafey’s expertise is working as an account manager for clients with global, national and regional portfolios to develop and implement corporate real estate strategies.
One of his most notable transactions was the work he did with AXL Academy, a PK-8 expeditionary charter public school located in Aurora. Heafey effectively renegotiated the academy’s lease, saving the school two million dollars over the course of the lease term.
Following his transition into the CRE industry, one of the biggest challenges Heafey faced was finding a sense of purpose and a way to give back to others. Within his first year at Cresa, he co-founded Real Estate Careers for Armed Forces (REC4AF), a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for veterans in the commercial real estate industry. The organization helps mobilize the commercial real estate community in Washington, DC and beyond to develop a sustainable program to hire veterans and their families within the real estate industry.
Through his nonprofit involvement, Heafey actively mentors roughly 20 veterans each year and creates the necessary connections to help them get hired in commercial real estate, regardless of firm or location. His advice to them and to other commercial real estate brokers new to the industry, is simple, “Be resilient. Be honest. Be genuine. And don’t be afraid to make the connection.”
In addition to co-founding REC4AF, he also sits on the board of directors for the Denver Centennial Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Heafey graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication & Educational Studies.