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Tom Farmer Joins Franklin Street, Expands South Florida Services

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Longtime commercial real estate professional Tom Farmer joins Franklin Street’s South Florida office as Director of Agency Leasing.

Longtime commercial real estate professional Tom Farmer joins Franklin Street’s South Florida office as Director of Agency Leasing.

Farmer specializes in landlord representation and tenant representation for office and retail clients throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. He comes to Franklin Street with more than 10 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently as a Senior Associate for CBRE’s Brokerage Services division. In that role, Farmer provided strategic planning, landlord and tenant representation, acquisition and disposition services to corporate clients.

“Tom brings a wealth of experience with a variety of clients including USAA, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America to our growing Office and Industrial Services team in South Florida,” said Greg Matus, Franklin Street’s Regional Managing Partner, South Florida. “His addition is another example of Franklin Street’s commitment to a full-service approach for all commercial real estate property types. We’re thrilled to have Tom on board.”

“For me, the biggest opportunity joining a prestigious company like Franklin Street, is to grow the Miami office and overall South Florida footprint while leveraging their unique platform,” said Farmer. “From a leasing standpoint, market conditions across all tri-county area submarkets are improving, making it an ideal time to join an entrepreneurial and creative firm like Franklin Street.”

Farmer will be working closely with Lisa Jesmer, who joined the firm from CBRE in October of 2015. Jesmer currently oversees a portfolio of office, industrial and retail buildings throughout Florida and has been leading the company in its business development efforts within commercial management services.

“Having Tom on our team provides our clients with an additional benefit when working with Franklin Street,” said Jesmer. “I’m looking forward to the opportunities his knowledge and relationships will provide us in the very near future.”

A graduate of the University of Miami, Farmer starred on two National Championship-winning Hurricane baseball teams. As a pitcher, he was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the seventh round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. Farmer spent five years in the Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.

A licensed commercial sales associate in the state of Florida, Farmer is based in Franklin Street’s Miami office.

About Franklin Street: Franklin Street is a family of full-service real estate companies focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise, and experience of each of its divisions—Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Management and Valuation—Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. For more information on Franklin Street, please visit

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