Laura Gonzales serves as a Director for Franklin Street’s Capital Advisors division in the Jacksonville office. In this role, she focuses in the origination and placement of debt and equity for all types of income-producing real estate investments.
Ms. Gonzales has worked in commercial lending/capital markets for over 20 years in the state of Florida. She has a diverse background with extensive experience in a wide range of commercial lending from non-profits to for-profit businesses and investment loans. Her industry expertise includes construction, bridge and stabilized commercial real estate lending.
Ms. Gonzales previously served as Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager for TD Bank. She also held senior executive positions with BBVA Compass and Bank of America.
Ms. Gonzales earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of North Florida.
Ms. Gonzales is an active member of ULI, CREW, ICSC and NAIOP. She is currently the Chair of Sponsorship for ULI North Florida and a member of several other committees including Membership, Affordable Housing and Urban Plan. Ms. Gonzales is a Past President for CREW Jacksonville and continues to serve on a variety of committees. She serves on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer of NAIOP and is also a volunteer mentor for ICSC, NAIOP and ULI.
Ms. Gonzales is engaged in the Jacksonville community, through her support and sponsorship of groups such as Leadership Jacksonville and Friends for PACE. She completed Leadership Jacksonville's 2018 Class and is now serving on the Leadership Jacksonville Development Team for LJ Class 2019. She is currently on the board of directors for Friends for PACE after serving a similar role with the PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville including as a Past Chair.
Ms. Gonzales lives in Saint Johns, Fla., with her husband, Brad Gonzales, a DBA (database administrator) for Ascentis and their daughters, Aubrey and Brooke.