Berkadia Appoints Roberto Pesant to Co-Lead Growing South Florida Investment Sales Team

MIAMI, FL – Berkadia today announced that it has hired Roberto Pesant as Senior Managing Director, Investment Sales. Pesant has 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, completing over $2.5 billion in sales volume and developing over 3 million square feet of property over the course of his career. Pesant will be based in Berkadia’s Miami and Boca Raton offices.

“Roberto’s outstanding track record and approach to client service make him an excellent fit for our growing South Florida investment sales team,” said Keith Misner, Berkadia’s Head of Investment Sales. ”He brings a comprehensive understanding of the South Florida market and is highly respected by clients and peers alike as an investment advisor.”

Prior to joining Berkadia, Pesant served as Managing Director in Walker & Dunlop’s Miami office, where he specialized in the sale of multifamily assets and land, as well as raising joint venture equity for developments. He has been awarded Costar Power Broker for each of the last three years. Prior to that, Pesant was the Director of Acquisitions & Development at Codina Partners.

Pesant holds an M.B.A. from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College. He is a member of the National Multi Housing Council and the Urban Land Institute.

This is the second high-level appointment to Berkadia’s Investment Sales team in South Florida this year. In May, the company announced it had recruited Jaret Turkell, former Managing Director with HFF, to join the company as Senior Managing Director.

About Berkadia: Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group, is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Through our integrated mortgage banking, investment sales and servicing platform, Berkadia delivers comprehensive real estate solutions for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets. To learn more about Berkadia, please visit


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