Allie Kessler joined Franklin Street Real Estate Services as a director of retail landlord leasing.
In her new role, Kessler will work closely with Brian Bern and Ryan Derriman to support growth of the firm’s landlord leasing platform in Tampa, focusing on tenant retention, new business, stabilizing operating income and maximizing value for retail landlords across West Florida. The rapidly-expanding team has added several retail landlord clients over the past year, including Retail Properties of America, Inc., Pine Tree Commercial and Sooner Investments.
Kessler previously worked as a leasing associate for the JBG Companies in Washington, D.C., where she handled numerous complex office leasing transactions across its corporate portfolio in Northern Virginia.
“Since moving back to Tampa, I’ve noticed how the city has changed in so many positive ways and I think it’s a very exciting time to be back,” said Kessler. “From a professional standpoint, it was an easy decision to join Franklin Street. It’s a well-established, mid-sized company that is on an incredible growth trajectory with a very unique, collaborative culture.”
Kessler graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University, and is active in the commercial real estate community as a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).