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Franklin Street Taps Laura Gonzales as Regional Managing Director in Jacksonville

Franklin Street has tapped Laura Gonzales as regional managing director of the firm’s Jacksonville office. In her new role, Gonzales is responsible for overseeing and growing all aspects of the firm’s business in the North Florida market, including leasing, investment sales, capital markets, insurance, project management and property management.

Gonzales joined Franklin Street in December 2019 as a Director, leading the firm’s Jacksonville Capital Markets business. In 2020 — her first full year with the company — she ranked as a top producer, secured several significant new business opportunities, grew her team with multiple successful new hires, and closed record-setting capital markets transactions for the firm. Prior to joining Franklin Street, Gonzales had a 20-year career as a lender, most recently serving as Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager at TD Bank.

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead this incredible team and look forward to expanding our firm’s market share, enhancing brand awareness of our full-service capabilities and building upon our existing strength by adding talented, diverse individuals to our Jacksonville team,” said Gonzales. “We are actively seeking experienced investment sales brokers for industrial, multifamily, office and retail.”


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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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