LaShawn Bates is the Central and North Florida Regional Market Director at JLL, a full-service global commercial real estate services company. JLL works with owners, tenants, and investors in the local, national, and global markets to buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets. In her role at JLL, LaShawn is responsible for execution of the firm’s business and financial strategic plan that generates nearly $100 million in revenue from Brokerage, Property Management, Project Development and Valuation Advisory Services.
LaShawn is a commercial real estate veteran with a unique hybrid of transactional expertise coupled with operational leadership. LaShawn has 20 years of industry experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and debt/equity placement. During her career, LaShawn has executed over 350 assignments totaling $5 billion on behalf of institutional clients with industrial and office portfolios. LaShawn has been a member of CREW since 2014, holding multiple leadership roles prior to becoming the 2021 CREW Tampa Bay President. LaShawn is active in the Tampa Bay community serving in several organizations including Jack and Jill of America, Delta Sigma Theta, and Real Estate Investment Council Tampa Bay. LaShawn received her degree in Finance from the University of Kansas, is Argus certified and holds a Florida real estate license.
LaShawn resides in Tampa, enjoys sports, traveling and spending time outdoors with her family. On the weekends, you will find her boating out on Tampa Bay, cheering on Duke Football, the Rays, the Lightning, or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.