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Current responsibilities

Barbara Liberatore Black is a Managing Director of JLL since December 2015. Prior to joining JLL Brokerage, Barbara was one of four Founding Partners of Cresa nationally. Barbara began this career in 1980, specializing in tenant representation and handling the real estate needs of tenants.

Experience

During her career, Barbara has completed office lease transactions totaling more than 10 million square feet. Barbara is an expert in law firm transactions having represented over 60 law firm transactions; recent transactions include Shutts & Bowen which was the largest downtown office lease in South Florida and Gray Robinson for 35,000 RSF.

Recently she handled US Century Bank for 40,000 RSF and is currently representing Modernizing Medicine, CHG, Marsh, Weiss Serota, to name a few.

She has also been the exclusive representative for many financial institutions, corporations and Not-For-Profit organizations.

Affiliations

  • The Commonwealth Institute – Board Member 2016-2017

  • Realtor Commercial Association - Board of Governors, 2014-2017

  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce - Executive Committee (2010 and 2013-2015), Board of Directors, Chairman Circle (2000-2016)

  • CREW Miami - Board Member, 2009 and 1995

  • Brickell Area Association, Member

  • The Women's Fund, Board Member 2003

Acknowledgments

  • Southeast Women of Influence Honoree - Real Estate Forum and Real Estate Florida, 2015
  • Executive Profile -  South Florida Business Journal, 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - American Registry, 2015
  • Who's Who Expert Resource - Worldwide Who's Who, 2015
  • Power Leader - Real Estate Deal Maker - South Florida Business Journal 2015, 2014, 2010
  • Top Dealmaker of the Year - Daily Business Review, 2014, 2010
  • Office Lease Transaction of the Year - NAIOP, 2013
  • Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate - South Florida Business Journal, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Business Leader - Women Extraordinaire Award, 2012
  • CREW Miami - Networking Deal of the Year, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007; Outstanding Leadership, 2009
  • CREW Networking Deal, 2011
  • Broker of the Year - NAIOP, 2011
  • Miami Ultimate CEO - South Florida Business Journal, 2011
  • CoStar Top Office Leasing Power Broker, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Office Lease Transaction of the Year - NAIOP, 2010
  • American Red Cross SPECTRUM Award for Women/Entrepreneurship, 2009
  • Women of Influence Honoree - Real Estate Forum and Real Estate Florida, 2015, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Top 10 Real Estate Market Leaders Award - Miami Monthly Magazine and RAMB, 2009
  • Mover & Shaker Honoree - Business Leader Media, 2009
  • Top Commercial Real Estate All-Stars - Real Estate Florida, 2009, 20087