Groundbreaking, glass-ceiling shattering or simply long overdue, women in commercial real estate are powerhouses, forging their way from the bottom up or through a series of calculated management moves. However they got there, these women are forces of nature, with high-level positions that are influencing the industry every day. And, if that was not enough, their commitment to young professional mentoring and community and civic endeavors gives a whole new meaning to the concept of multitasking.
In a field generally dominated by men, Jesmer has emerged as a power player. She came to Franklin Street last year after serving in senior-level positions at institutions for more than two decades. Jesmer has been a catalyst for the company’s dramatic growth and instrumental in the launch of a robust commercial management division, with a focus on office, industrial and retail properties. Outside of her day job, she is involved with the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the Brickell Area Association, Habitat for Humanity and Miami Children’s Hospital, where she volunteers.