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​Current Responsibilities
Elysia Holt Ragusa concentrates on office and industrial tenant representation, with an emphasis on workplace strategies, lease negotiations, build-to-suit and portfolio planning.  Ms. Ragusa provides team leadership and direction for the Central Texas market while also serving clients in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth. 
 
Years of Experience
25
 
Experience
With over 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate, Ms. Ragusa has successfully negotiated 350 million square feet of commercial real estate transactions valued at over $4 billion including work for national clients whose growth strategies were driven by merger and acquisition activity.
 
Elysia began her career as a broker with The Staubach Company. Her focus on client service, knowledge of transaction management and strategic negotiation skills have been key to successfully leading projects for  Austin Ventures, Kimberly-Clark, Ernst & Young, First Tennessee National Bank, Lloyd Gosselink, Southwest Securities Group, Sterling Software, Trilogy, Texas Instruments and Weil Gotshal & Manges among others.  In November 1999, Ms. Ragusa and her partner established The Staubach Company—Central Texas, LLC and began representing Tenants in Austin.
Prior to its merger with Jones Lang LaSalle, Elysia served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Staubach Company from July, 2001-June 2007.  As President and COO she oversaw TSC’s North American operations and provided strategic direction for all business units.  Under Elysia's leadership, Staubach was established as one of the most prominent real estate service providers in the U.S.   Elysia’s focus on business development has supported Staubach’ s achievement of one of the highest broker production rates in the industry and an average 20% annual growth under her leadership The Staubach Company grew from $200 million to $550 million in revenue.
 
 
Key Clients
• Aetna
• ARM
• Austin Ventures
• Beveridge & Diamond
• Cirrus Logic
• Gardere, Wynne & Sewell
• Haynes and Boone
• Hunton & Williams
• Lion Street
• Lloyd, Gosselink
• Munsch Hardt
• Northern Trust
• Southwest Securities
• Trilogy
• Univision
 

Awards

• Jones Lang LaSalle Top Achiever Award—Multiple times
• Jones Lang LaSalle Most Valuable Player (Top Revenue Producing Broker)
• Jones Lang LaSalle Symbol of Excellence Award
• Business Journal #1 Office Broker
• Jones Lang LaSalle Champion of Excellence Award
• Business Journal “Top 5 Brokers” - 10 consecutive years

Education
BA in English (Summa Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa) – University of Texas
MBA (Finance Emphasis) - Southern Methodist University
Master of Arts - University of Dallas

Affiliations
Elysia serves on the Board of Directors Fossil, Inc. and Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. She is a member of the Austin Museum of Art Board, Opportunity Austin, International Women’s Forum, Real Estate Council of Austin, Community College Foundation Board and is a lifetime Board member at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.  She has served as a Board Member of the United Way & the United Way Executive Committee and boards of the Visiting Nurse Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Heart Association and Susan B. Komen Advocacy Alliance Board.