National Brokerage Hires Laura Gonzales to Open Office and Head Recruitment Efforts
Jacksonville, FL – Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, recently opened its 17th office with local capital markets expert Laura Gonzales to lead the way. Positioned as Market Leader, Gonzales will manage the Jacksonville office and head its extensive recruitment efforts. Further, Gonzales will work alongside executive leadership to develop the Matthews™ Capital Markets division nationally.
Gonzales boasts over 20 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in debt and equity origination. Before joining Matthews™, Gonzales served as Regional Manager of Capital Markets at Franklin Street, a full-service brokerage based in Jacksonville, where she doubled the team size in a single year. Gonzales has also held notable positions as Senior Manager for BBVA Compass and Vice President of CRE Jacksonville for Bank of America. Throughout her career, Gonzales has been recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in CRE finance including GlobeSt.’s Women of Influence award in 2021 and Connect Media’s Top Mortgage Broker and Lender award in 2022.
“The opportunity to help Matthews™ expand to Jacksonville was one I could not turn down,” Gonzales said. “I look forward to growing an investment sales and capital markets team here in our amazing city. The Jacksonville area continues to attract and retain companies and great employees. Matthews’ expertise will help developers and owners purchase, sell, and finance their commercial real estate assets.”
Jacksonville is the third Florida office and 17th national location for Matthews™. The national brokerage continues to eclipse the industry with its rapid growth and diligent recruitment efforts. Matthews™ President David Harrington is committed to expanding the company’s footprint into emerging markets with plans to open several more offices throughout 2023 with local talent at the forefront.
“I am very excited to have Laura join Matthews™ and lead the way in Jacksonville,” Harrington said. “The metro has experienced consistent population growth in recent years and with our expansion throughout the Southeast, we are well positioned to immediately make an impact on the commercial real estate market. Laura has the right track record, relationships, and mindset to recruit the most talented individuals who fit our culture and grow the office.”
The Matthews™ aims to lease a permanent space in the downtown area, including San Marco/Riverside neighborhoods, in Spring 2023. For more information or to contact a Matthews™ specialized agent, please visit www.matthews.com.
Matthews Real Estate Investments Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, holds recognition as an industry leader in investment sales, leasing, and debt and structured finance. Based out of Nashville, TN, and strategically positioned with over 400 agents and support staff in 17 offices across the United States, Matthews™ continues to focus on expansion into new markets. For more information, please visit www.matthews.com.
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