With more than 25 years in the commercial real estate industry, Yvonne Baker has an extensive background in agency leasing for office, industrial, retail and multifamily assets with experience in development, sales, property management, project management, brokerage operations, commercial real estate lending, commercial credit analysis, training and development and management.
As Regional Managing Partner, Ms. Baker is responsible for the direction of both the Orlando and the Jacksonville offices and employees, while also supporting business development efforts across the markets.
Prior to Franklin Street, Ms. Baker served as Senior Director for Cushman & Wakefield where she oversaw the company’s local agency leasing efforts in addition to expanding the firm’s growth in Central Florida. Previously, she worked for JLL as Vice President – Director of Agency Leasing and Highwoods Properties.
Ms. Baker has generated a lease volume of more than $350 million with over 4.5 million square feet of executed leases. She has worked with institutional and regional clients such as Equity Office Properties, Steelbridge Capital, Starwood Capital Group, Invesco Real Estate, Crocker Partners and Parmenter Realty Partners.
Active in the community, Ms. Baker has received several recognitions, including being named a Woman of Influence in 2017 by Real Estate Forum and being presented the University of Central Florida’s Notable Knight Award at the 2017 UCF College of Business annual Hall of Fame banquet. She received the CoStar Power Broker Award from 2011 to 2014, Orlando Business Journal’s 2014 Women Who Mean Business and NAIOP’s President Award in 2015. She is an active member of NAIOP Central Florida, serving as a Board Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), where she served as a former President, and on the UCF Real Estate Council.
Ms. Baker is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and master’s degree in Real Estate from the University of Central Florida.