MIAMI—Franklin Street just promoted Lisa Jesmer to senior vice president of investor client accounts. Essentially, that means she’s moving from a regional role to a position with national scope.
Jesmer joined Franklin Street’s South Florida office one year ago as vice president of management services for the industrial and office division. In her new role, she will focus on business development and client relationships across all property management product types and markets.
“This newly created position is a cornerstone in our evolution to becoming one integrated management business, allowing us to deliver office, industrial, retail, and multifamily management in a one-team collaborative approach,” says Kurt Keaton, Franklin Street’s President of Management and Real Estate Services. “Lisa is the perfect person for this job. In the short time she has been with us, she has proven she can generate new business, excel at client relations and solve challenges.”
Since joining the company in October 2015, Jesmer has made significant contributions to the company. For example, she was responsible for winning a contract to manage 2 million square feet of commercial real estate in South Florida for an international investor.
Jesmer also created an opportunity for Franklin Street to work for one of the largest institutional investors in the world by securing a retail management assignment in Miami. Most recently, Real Estate Forum named her a 2016 Woman of Influence.
Franklin Street offers management services in office, industrial, retail, and multifamily. Instead of each product line operating as its own silo, each will now roll up to Jesmer.
“With mixed-use development potential on the rise in South Florida, including Brickell City Centre, Downtown Doral, The Oasis and Aventura ParkSquare, many clients are looking for a solution to manage the asset as a whole,” Jesmer tells GlobeSt.com. “Going forward, we will be able to help our clients better meet their property management challenges by offering them a streamlined service. And ultimately, we believe this strategy will help grow our company’s management division.”
Prior to joining Franklin Street, Jesmer worked at CBRE in Miami where she oversaw a portfolio of 18 million square feet. Before CBRE, Jesmer managed the entire real estate portfolio for Jackson Health Systems in Miami. That followed a two-decade career with Jones Lang LaSalle working in the company’s Washington, DC, Atlanta and Miami offices. She is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).