Awards & Accolades
Earned Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies
Front Page feature article, ‘In Commercial RE, Glass Ceiling Remains’, 2007
Top Ten real Estate Professionals, 2006, 2007 & CRE Expert, quoted in various articles
Entrepreneur of the Year, 2009 & Board of Directors, Program, Membership and Legacy Committees
Banker & Tradesman Women of Fire Award, 2014
Multi-million dollar sales broker awards
CRE Expert, quoted in various articles
Nonprofit board and Ambassador committees
Certificate of Program Completion
What industry experts and clients say
Lisa DonFrancesco of Saint James RE Advisors, LLC has been an outstanding resource for me and my firm. We have worked with Lisa on several real estate moves in the past few years and she has been the most creative, insightful, and effective broker that we have ever worked with.
While every space and deal have their individual challenges, Lisa was able to quickly understand them and respond with absolutely the most appropriate approach that could get the deal done. We offered Lisa some serious challenges with our need for the right size space, at the right price, in the right location, and projecting the right image. Lisa synthesized all of these often conflicting program requirements, and was always able to identify properties and situations that effectively and creatively met our needs. She is a dedicated and knowledgeable real estate professional that makes her client’s needs her own.
Lisa is the hardest working real estate consultant that we have ever worked with. Her determination and good will are assets that she brings to every venture. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Lisa for any real estate consulting project.
Tenants’ Development Corporation’s relationship with Lisa DonFrancesco over the past five years has been extremely positive. She has worked diligently, thoroughly and professionally on several projects on our behalf.
Tenants’ Development Corporation is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to provide housing and services to the minority community in the South End. Lisa worked with on the following projects:
- When we sought to expand our ownership of affordable housing, Lisa worked with us to identify several possibilities.
- When it became necessary to relocate our offices, Lisa identified several options within Boston South End to accommodate TDC’s goal to serve our resident population without major disruption to services. Her knowledge and experience regarding the commercial real estate leasing market guided us through this process resulting in TDC leasing space within our requirements.
- In November 2019, Lisa was hired as the Exclusive Leasing Agent to sell one of our affordable housing developments governed by Commonwealth of MA, City of Boston and Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit regulations. As of results of her marketing plan, we received several offers.
Andrea Mobilia, Esq.
As a real estate attorney, I have had the pleasure to work with Lisa DonFrancesco of Saint James Real Estate Advisors on several different matters. I have found her to be very capable, very thorough, and very professional.
She also has seemingly endless patience to address the sometimes changing and evolving needs of her clients, and the details of her transactions, to bring the parties to agreement.
Recently I referred Lisa to one of my clients who was in need of moving from their existing office space and downsizing. Lisa worked tirelessly to determine the market value of the existing space and the feasibility of subletting, and to find new space that met their needs, including suggesting office configurations that saved them space and money. My clients were very pleased with her services, and are happily relocated in their new offices. I would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to other clients when the need arises.
Lisa DonFrancesca is one of the best among all people I have ever met. It was a pleasure to share office space in the mid 2000’s. She is a smart expert, deadline oriented, proactive and responsible with a great skill to analyze and summarize ideas. Lisa can focus on many tasks at once.
Lisa and I have known one another as business colleagues, working together numerous times for over 20 years. I would best describe her as a highly skilled leader, with talents and business accomplishments that extend beyond finance and auditing; strategic planning; operations and sales and marketing.
As a businesswoman, she is focused, patient, articulate, trustworthy, and sharp—a woman with vision! Lisa is generous with her time, sound in her advice, and easily brings consensus to a task or group of individuals. Lisa takes time to do her very best in everything she takes on. I highly recommend Lisa DonFrancesco- a passionate individual who will deliver on tasks and projects and I am lucky to call her my friend.
Lisa was a consummate professional and helped us find the perfect office space for our growing organization. Lisa had the patience to deal with a fast growing organization whose criteria changed multiple times throughout our search process.
She only showed us properties in our preferred neighborhood and price range. She was a good negotiator on our behalf, getting us a very good deal on the space. I would recommend Lisa to any company, but specifically one like ours that is growing and needing a realtor who is flexible and understands the needs of her customers. Thanks for everything Lisa. Will call you in 3 years!
UFE is excited about setting into our new office at 1 Milk Street, an historic, inviting, and welcoming space to house our work in the years ahead. UFE is appreciative of the good work that Lisa DonFrancesco at Saint James Real Estate Advisors did to help UFE to find the perfect space that fills our many needs at the right price.