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Here’s how this Orlando real estate firm is planning to grow

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Yvonne Baker, regional managing partner, discussed the firm's growth and recruitment plans.

Excerpted from Orlando Business Journal story.

When Yvonne Baker joined Franklin Street in September 2016, the commercial real estate firm operated out of an executive suite.

The Tampa-based company had opened an Orlando office in May 2016 with one employee before growing to around 21 employees and a permanent office space at 20 N. Orange Ave. in downtown Orlando. The firm has also seen its total amount of property square feet managed grow by more than 40 percent to 1.14 million square feet in 2018. Meanwhile, Franklin Street reported $30.5 million in total sales and transactions in 2017.

And the real estate firm only wants to get bigger. “Franklin Street is in an aggressive growth mode across our geographic and business line footprints,” Baker said.

Baker recently spoke with Orlando Business Journal on the firm’s growth plans, her own real estate journey and her thoughts on Central Florida commercial real estate 2019.

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