As Regional Managing Partner, Ms. Baker is responsible for the growth and management of both the Orlando and the Jacksonville offices and employees, while also supporting business development across the markets. These efforts include recruiting all levels of leasing and sale production teams and support staff. Franklin Street provides a full slate of commercial real estate services for owners and occupiers of office, industrial, retail, and multi-family clients with development, capital markets, investment sales, property/project/facilities management, and landlord and tenant representation.
With more than 30 years in the commercial real estate industry, Yvonne has an extensive background in leasing for office, industrial, retail and multifamily assets with experience in development, sales, property management, project management, brokerage operations, commercial real estate lending, commercial credit analysis, training and development, and management.
Prior to Franklin Street, Ms. Baker served as Senior Director for Cushman & Wakefield and Vice President with JLL. Previously, she worked for Highwoods Properties for 14 years.
She has worked with institutional and regional clients such as Equity Office Properties, Steelbridge Real Estate Services, Starwood Capital Group, Invesco Real Estate, Crocker Partners and Parmenter Realty Partners. Ms. Baker has generated a lease volume of more than $350 million with over 4.5 million square feet of executed leases.
Active in the community, Ms. Baker has received recognitions including CREW’s Woman of Influence 2018, the University of Central Florida College of Business Notable Knight Award in 2017, NAIOP’s President Award in 2015, Orlando Business Journal’s 2014 Women Who Mean Business, and multiple CoStar Power Broker Awards. She is an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), former President; NAIOP where she currently serves on the Central Florida Board and President of NAIOP FL 2019; and, previously active with the UCF Real Estate Council.
Ms. Baker is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and master’s degree in Real Estate from UCF.