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Avison Young adds bench strength to U.S. investor services business, enhancing client experience

Avison Young adds bench strength to U.S. investor services business, enhancing client experience September 6, 2022

Lisa Jesmer joins as Principal and National Director for Investor Services Development 

MIAMI, FL – Avison Young today announces Lisa Jesmer as Principal and National Director, Investor Services Business Development, U.S. Based in Miami, Florida, Jesmer will champion the growth of the investor services business for Avison Young in the United States and concentrate her efforts on building and fortifying the firm’s network of investors in multiple service lines nationwide. 

“I am very excited about incorporating Lisa’s valuable relationships and deep skillset across asset management and the investor space,” said Juan Bueno, Principal, U.S. President. “Lisa will help build and strengthen our network of investors in capital markets, agency leasing and property management, enabling us to compete in a focused and integrated way.” 

Jesmer brings nearly 30 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young. Her expertise includes developing and managing client relationships, new business development strategy, asset management, property management, leasing, and due diligence and acquisitions. In previous roles, she has maintained financial adherence to meet both corporate and property goals, striving to create operational efficiencies and maintaining a high standard of performance. Prior to joining Avison Young, Jesmer held leadership positions within JLL, CBRE and regional firms and was responsible for new business initiatives as well as oversight of Asset Services in the commercial division for the companies.   

“Joining Avison Young is a great opportunity to introduce my network to new opportunities and resources and lead a growing, enthusiastic, and nimble team assembled across the U.S.,” said Jesmer. “I’m eager to support our growth strategy for each sector and work with Avison Young’s collaborative leaders to guide business development practices, recruitment efforts, and acquisition activities.” 

“Lisa’s proven experience with institutional investors will establish a strong foundation for our Global Investor Platform and benefit markets in the U.S. and internationally,” added Harry Klaff, Principal and President of Clients. 

Avison Young creates real economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people. As a private company, our clients collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in their success. Our integrated talent realizes the full potential of real estate by using global intelligence platforms that provide clients with insights and advantage. Together, we can create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centers for prosperity for their citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community.

Avison Young is a 2022 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 11 consecutive years.

For more information:

Media Contact:

  • Sandra Hill, Manager, U.S. Media Relations: +1.281.853.5548


  • Juan Bueno, Principal & U.S. President, Chicago: +1.312.957.7600
  • Lisa Jesmer, Principal & National Director, Investor Services, Business Development: +1.305.447.7858