Avison Young taps Lisa Jesmer as Florida Market Leader

Avison Young taps Lisa Jesmer as Florida Market Leader April 1, 2024

Jesmer focusing on strategic growth initiatives, expanding revenue streams and cultivating top talent

Miami, FL – Avison Young, a leading global real estate solutions provider, today announces the appointment of Lisa Jesmer as Market Leader for Florida. Jesmer will take on the added leadership and focus on driving growth for the firm in Florida, building deeper client relationships, expanding business development throughout the state, and recruiting top talent in all geographies, service lines and sectors. She joined the firm as Principal and National Director for Investor Services Development in 2022 and will continue that role growing Avison Young’s national relationships with real estate investors.

“With Lisa’s impressive track record and extensive experience, she is well positioned to lead Avison Young’s Florida operations to new heights as Market Leader,” said Harry Klaff, Principal and U.S. President. “Her expertise, leadership, and dedication to driving growth will be instrumental in advancing Avison Young's mission to deliver exceptional results for our clients and stakeholders."

Jesmer will report to Chris Fraser, Regional Managing Director for the South Region and will lead efforts to expand Avison Young's brokerage business across all sectors, including agency leasing, tenant representation, investment sales, debt, and equity. She will also continue to boost expansion in non-brokerage service lines such as Project Management, Consulting, Real Estate Management Services (REMs), and Valuation, ensuring diversified revenue streams for the company.

“I’m pleased to embrace this leadership opportunity and look forward to overseeing recruitment efforts to bolster brokerage capabilities and support the growth of service lines and sectors,” commented Jesmer. “This is a transformational time for growth and expansion and I’m excited to promoting and expanding sectors such as Healthcare, Life Sciences, Retail, and Industrial, while identifying acquisition targets aligned with the company's strategic objectives in Florida.”

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 2023 winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for 12 consecutive years.

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