Franklin Street is pleased to congratulate Laura Gonzales on receiving Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2021 “Women of Influence” award. This highly coveted honor recognizes “21 women who through their work, words and accomplishments serve as inspirational and influential leaders on the First Coast.”
Laura, who serves as Regional Managing Director of our Jacksonville office, embodies what it means to be a leader within the commercial real estate industry, the Jacksonville community and her position at Franklin Street. In the last year, she has achieved several monumental career accomplishments that make her truly stand out as a woman of influence, both professionally and personally.
Laura made the transition from lender to broker, joining Franklin Street’s Jacksonville office as Director of Capital Markets in late 2019 – just months before the Covid-19 pandemic began impacting the commercial real estate industry.
Despite entering a new role and career path during an unforeseeably challenging time, she had an exceptionally strong year, ranking as a top producer within the company, securing several significant new business opportunities and closing record-setting capital markets transactions for the firm.