Resnick Named Managing Broker of Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group

CANFIELD, Ohio — Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group has named Lisa Resnick its managing broker. The position was created as a result of the substantial growth the agency has achieved since it was established just a year ago.

Resnick will now oversee a team of five agents helping businesses find the perfect location in the Mahoning Valley. In addition to her work with Burgan Friedkin, Resnick was previously a residential agent with Burgan Real Estate where she was the recipient of the President’s Club Award in 2019 from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors. 

“After starting my real estate career in commercial real estate, I am thrilled to come full circle and help lead Burgan Friedkin’s next phase of growth in this market and beyond,” says Resnick. “Commercial real estate truly has the ability to make big impacts on communities and drive regional economies, as I’ve been a part of firsthand in the Washington, D.C. region. I’m excited to work with the team at Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group. We have a shared vision and dedication to our region and know the positive change we can bring as commercial agents.”

For Resnick, a native of the Mahoning Valley and Youngstown State University graduate, the shift to commercial real estate brings her career full circle. She began her real estate career on the commercial side at Lowe Enterprises working in acquisitions, asset management, development, and leasing for large scale retail and office developments in the Washington, D.C. metro area. There she gained an insider’s perspective working directly with developers, localities, and executives to ensure they found the right business occupant(s) to help meet their goal of creating desirable locations. She then transitioned to residential real estate in the Washington D.C. region, where over a six-year period she was a top performer within her brokerage.

Even so, Resnick saw all the progress being made in her hometown and wanted to be part of that positive change. In 2016, she and her family moved back to the Mahoning Valley, and, in 2018, she joined Burgan Real Estate, immediately becoming one of the top producers. 

Two of her first deals with Burgan Friedkin – Penguin City Brewery and the Youngstown Flea – will have an immediate impact serving as anchors to potentially transform the east end of downtown Youngstown.

Resnick’s career successes are accompanied by her community activism. She launched initiatives such as “Walk Youngstown,” which seeks to grow the downtown area by making it more walkable and attractive for residents to experience all it has to offer;  and “Homes & Hops,” a podcast and video series highlighting local craft breweries, small businesses and the positive impacts they have on their neighborhoods. She is the host of The Real T video interview series on the area’s real estate industry, which is posted weekly at She was also a 2020 Athena Award Nominee.

“Since returning to the Mahoning Valley to Burgan Real Estate, we always knew that the potential for Lisa to excel would eventually lead her back to the commercial real estate side of the market,” says Patrick Burgan, co-owner Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group. “To have her become a managing broker at Burgan Friedkin is not only well deserved and earned but also will provide an immediate boost to our clients’ needs with her taking on a more prominent role as an expert in commercial real estate opportunities.”

READ Lisa Resnick’s column, Watch ‘The Real T’ and See the Energy. Published in the current edition of The Business Journal.

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