Lisa Resnick Named Managing Broker of Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group

Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group is proud to announce Lisa Resnick has been named Managing Broker. The position was created after the group has seen substantial growth in just over a year since its founding. Resnick will now be overseeing 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,” said 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, as I know 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. It was here where 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. Lisa then transitioned to residential real estate in the Washington D.C. region, where over a 6-year period she was a top performer within her brokerage.

Even with her successes in the metro area, Lisa saw all the progress being made in her hometown and wanted to be part of that positive change. In 2016, Lisa and her family moved back to the Mahoning Valley, and, in 2018, she joined Burgan Real Estate, immediately becoming one of the top producers. Soon after joining Burgan Friedkin, Lisa’s first two deals – Penguin City Brewery and the Youngstown Flea – will have an immediate impact serving as anchors to potentially transform the east end of downtown Youngstown.

A true advocate for our area, her career successes were accompanied by successes in the community, launching 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, “Homes & Hops,” a podcast and video series highlighting our great local breweries, small businesses and the positive impacts they have on their surrounding neighborhoods, and the host of the Business Journal Daily’s Real T video interview series on the area’s real estate industry. 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,” said 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 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 in the area.”

Combining more than 80 years of residential and commercial real estate expertise, Burgan Friedkin is the premier commercial real estate company in Northeast Ohio. Founded in February 2020, the company is located 3223 Belmont Avenue in Youngstown and represents properties all across the Mahoning Valley. For more information, visit or call 330-759-2383.