LA500: Jerry Porter

On behalf of the Los Angeles Business Journal editors, reporting staff and research department, it's my privilege to unveil the 2023 edition of the LAS00, now in its eighth year. Our team has, once again, taken on the challenging project of researching, identifying and highlighting the most influential, most powerful and most impactful business professionals in the Los Angeles region. This has become one of our favorite issues of the year, and one of the most rewarding. It's our privilege to have the opportunity to learn about, and profile, such an amazing group of dynamic leaders who are driving innovation, creativity, community and industry. 
Each year, these leaders are faced with new sets of challenges, and this past year was no exception. As the world began to recover from Covid-19, a new set of problem-solving skills was needed. Rather than focusing on productivity and culture while working from home, it was time to bring our teams back to the office and back to integrating into the communities. We've had to reinvent the workplace experience and have, collectively, had to rewrite our company's expectations in a way that aligned with our clients' needs and our teams' desired cultures. Along with so many others, our 2023 class of LAS00 leaders stepped up. We should all be proud of the way Angelenos have responded and the way our Community of Business has thrived. 

View the full article, including all of the honorees in the Los Angeles Business Journal. 


LA 500 2023: Gerald Porter 


Porter is a founding principal and past chair at Cresa, a real estate advisory firm that specializes in tenant representation and corporate services. The firm has more than 57 offices in North America. Porter's clients include a number of national and local accounts, such as Los Angeles County. Porter has been a broker for more than 40 years and is a member of the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association, an associate member at the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA and an executive board member and past chair of Kidsave International. He's also a past chair and former member of the Los Angeles Business Council.