Lisa Dunavin

Lisa Dunavin

Managing Principal, Market Leader


Lisa leads a team of 50 professionals in advising and assisting tenants and occupiers of office and industrial buildings with their real estate needs. She is charged with growing the Atlanta office with an ongoing focus on outstanding client service and partnership.

Lisa Dunavin became the first woman Atlanta market leader of a global commercial real estate company when she joined Cassidy Turley in 2014 and continues to hold that recognition as Market Leader at Cresa Atlanta. In 2015, Lisa was voted one of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEO’s by readers of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to joining Cresa, she has worked with some of the most renowned firms in the industry, including Hines, Trammel Crow, Equity Office, and Cushman & Wakefield.


3475 Piedmont Rd
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30305



• B.A., Humanities, The University of Texas at Austin
• M.B.A., International Business, Georgie State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business
• NAIOP Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence – 2017
• Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEO in Atlanta Commercial Real Estate - 2015
• WIN (Women’s Integrated Network) C&W National Council Member – 2016-Present
• Georgia Real Estate Broker’s License
• Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Top Producer
• ACBR Alvin B Cates Award recipient - 2013
• Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Board of Directors – 2009, 2015-Present
• NAIOP Georgia Top Producer
• NAIOP Georgia (President – 2009), (Board of Directors – 2003-2009), (Advisory Council – 2010-Present)
• Midtown Alliance
• The Carter Center Board of Councilors – 2005-Present
• Reid House Board of Directors – 2009-2016
• Woodruff Arts Center Real Estate Development Committee – 2010
• Woodruff Arts Center Fundraising Committee – 2010-Present
• Additional Fundraising Activities – Habitat for Humanity Hope Builder, YesAtlanta, Ron Clark Academy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Pet Rescue, American Red Cross, Dana Smith Foundation, American Heart Association, Heifer International, Atlanta Women’s Foundation
June 25, 2019

Lisa Dunavin joined the hosts of BusinessRadioX to discuss Cresa's business model, talk about the city's real estate market and how relationship building, hard work and trustworthiness have led her to a successful career in #CRE.