Oct 17, 2022

The Credera Difference: Kidder Mathews' Story

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The Credera Difference: Kidder Mathews' Story

Consulting is more than building better businesses and meeting client needs; it's about solving the world’s biggest problems to create a better future. At Credera, this means living out our global, boutique approach by partnering with our clients to create deep relationships that generate extraordinary results. It means working through change, innovating the future, and creating lasting impact.

But what does it actually feel like to work with Credera? Finding a capable consulting partner isn’t the challenge. Finding a consulting partner you trust and enjoy working with is the real challenge.

So what makes Credera different?

We asked our clients to answer that question. Here’s what Kidder Mathews has to say about why Credera is a partner they trust and what we achieved together.

A Challenge Shared: Kidder Mathews' Story

Kidder Mathews is the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 900 professionals in 20 offices across five states. They offer a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, asset services, consulting, project and construction management, and debt and equity finance services for all property types.

Lynn Cirillo, Kidder Mathews' executive vice president of corporate operations, had a dream 20 years in the making to create a new software that would allow Kidder Matthews to streamline data processes and improve efficiencies. She reached out to an old, trusted colleague to ask for guidance on a consulting firm that could help. As it turned out, that friend worked at a firm that could do exactly that: Credera.

Kidder did their due diligence though. They went through a vetting process of meeting with several different firms to explain where they wanted to go.

“What I noticed with meeting with these other groups was they really wanted to inflect what they wanted to do,” said Lynn. “In talking with Credera, it was a much more organic experience, where they were able to see the vision I had.”

Bob Johnson, Kidder’s vice president of technology, joined the firm soon after Credera was chosen as the development partner for the project. Bob had his doubts about Credera.

“I wanted to form my own opinions, so I researched Credera to make my own decisions about them. Truly, I realized Credera was the right choice, and the choice I would have made had I been at Kidder Matthews when the decision was made. I had other development partners I had gone with before, but Credera was the clear winner by far.”

The Credera Difference, in Kidder Mathews' Words

After five years of ongoing partnership, here’s what Lynn and Bob had to say about the Credera difference:

“[Credera’s] goal is to make us better, make our application better, and have less reliance on Credera. That’s huge. Who does that? Tell me a vendor that tells you their goal is to make it where you don’t need them anymore. I can only tell you one in my 30 years in technology, and that’s Credera.” - Bob Johnson

“To me, the Credera difference has been the partnership, the synergy between our two firms, and the support. The blurred lines of Credera verses Kidder… it’s not us and them. It’s a unit that works together. We’re going to continue to work together for years.” – Lynn Cirillo

Watch the full interview here:

The Credera Difference, in Credera’s Words

Credera is a global boutique. This means you have access to a global wealth of expertise with the personalized approach you’d expect from a local partner.

From initial vision through execution, we help clients make a measurable impact while forging incredible and authentic relationships.

Here’s what that means to us:

  1. Global Scale, Boutique Experience - We offer the experience, expertise, and geographic reach of a global organization, but with the hands-on and focused approach of a boutique firm. This means we craft each solution to the unique and critical needs of each client we serve.

  2. Measurable Impact - Actions are stronger than words. Our current clients rated Credera a 9.2 out of 10 on likelihood to recommend us to a friend and 100% of client survey responses rated our outputs as high (30%) or very high (70%) quality. That means we’re delivering real results that make an impact for the long run.

  3. Authentic Relationships - Incredible impact and authentic relationships come from doing the real work together. The magic happens when we ask the right questions, don’t assume anything, and understand what unique people and sectors need, want, and what truly matters to them at the end of the day.

  4. Vision Through Execution - Working with a consulting firm should be simple, comprehensive, and move at warp speed. With efficient transition, immediate momentum, and quick results, our creative, growth-focused team knows what it takes to go fast and make an impact from idea through execution.

Interested in Partnering With Credera?

As the saying goes, a challenge shared is a challenge halved. Better to half it with a partner you trust and enjoy.

Credera offers the experience, expertise, and geographic reach of a global organization, with the culture and client partnerships of a boutique firm. We maintain a people-first mentality and a work environment deeply rooted in our core values.

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