As Managing Director, Tom Kersting leads Franklin Street’s broad platform to support the specific needs of commercial real estate investors and occupiers. He works across Franklin Street’s entire company, and all lines of business, to identify and grow client opportunities and services.
Mr. Kersting most recently served as President of Franklin Street Insurance Services. He was responsible for the overall operational and financial performance of the division – overseeing a portfolio of more than $10 billion in property values. In addition, he focused on expanding Franklin Street Insurance Services’ geographic presence and service lines through business development activities, recruitment, and acquisitions.
Prior to Franklin Street, Mr. Kersting worked for Aon plc (nyse: AON), a leading global provider of risk management, insurance, and reinsurance brokerage. At Aon, he gained experience in middle market risk management, leading broking teams in the design of loss sensitive insurance solutions for companies ranging in revenues from $25mm to $1B. Mr. Kersting represented the firm’s Food System, Beverage and Agriculture practice, as well as the National Real Estate practice. In these positions, he led multiple projects for several of the largest multi-national produce marketers in the world and for real estate portfolios up to 14 million square feet of office, medical, and multifamily real estate. Throughout his career with Aon, Mr. Kersting’s clients ranged from private and public companies, trusts, cooperative marketing organizations, private equity, institutional management, and self-insured funds.
Since 2007, Mr. Kersting has consistently been recognized for leading new business production. He was named a Top Producing Team Member at Lykes Insurance in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In addition, he was a Westfield Insurance Top Retail Producer in 2010 and 2011 and a FCBI Insurance Fund Top Retail Partner from 2010 through 2012.
A dedicated member of the community, Mr. Kersting is actively involved in Metropolitan Ministries, and plays a large role with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a mentor.
Mr. Kersting graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Specialty in Agribusiness.
University of Florida, B.S.