Laura Cari joined LandQwest Commercial as Broker Associate in the Naples office in 2019. Laura represents retail , office and industrial professionals from Sarasota to Marco Island. This includes the leasing of groundbreaking commercial developments, investment dispositions of existing centers and plazas, and site selection for select national brands.
Prior to working at LandQwest Commercial, she was a Broker Associate at Equity Inc., where she participated in representing Sandalwood Square, Rail Head Industrial Park, Imperial Bonita Plaza, Palm Pointe Shoppes, Lake Osprey Plaza and The Shoppes of Port Charlotte, amongst others. In her first year in commercial brokerage in 2017, Cari cooperated in 37 lease and sales transactions all across Florida. During her tenure at Equity, Inc., Laura successfully participated in negotiating over 65 lease transactions along with industrial and retail strip center sales which totaled in $9,719,000.
Laura segued into the industry after working at a southwest Florida real estate law firm for nine years, which equipped her with an in-depth understanding of contracts, real estate transactions, negotiations and Florida Statute. She was then introduced to residential real estate investments. Laura worked with a real estate investor as a marketing and acquisitions manager where she eventually became a residential listing agent before transitioning into commercial real estate.
Laura is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and is an Ambassador Volunteer to the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. She is also pursuing the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and anticipates completing her portfolio in 2020.
B.S – Criminology and Psychology, The Ohio State University