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Unique Background Enhances Team Competencies, Adds Value for Clients

March 05, 2024

SAN ANTONIO – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces the expansion of its brokerage team with the addition of Yesenia Smith, a 12-year veteran of the firm. Providing landlord and tenant representation services with a focus on office and medical office assets, Smith will work under the guidance of San Antonio City Leader Leah Gallagher.

“I am excited to welcome Yesenia to our team of talented leasing and sales agents. Her extensive experience tracking the market dynamics in San Antonio and her consultative strengths align perfectly with Transwestern’s growth trajectory,” said Gallagher. “As we expand our coverage of the San Antonio commercial real estate market, Yesenia will play a pivotal role in driving innovation and achieving our long-term business goals.”

Smith will utilize her extensive understanding of market conditions and strategic marketing skills to assist clients with exceptional service and unique real estate solutions. Joining Transwestern in 2012, she served as Vice President, leading marketing, advertising, public relations, research, and data analytics in San Antonio for 10 years. Later, as National Director of Learning & Development, she spearheaded Transwestern's learning and development strategies, collaborating with all service lines and support functions across the country.

“Over the past decade, I’ve had the privilege of serving in multiple support roles, refining my skills and providing invaluable insights into local market dynamics,” said Smith. “It is my privilege to serve our clients in this new capacity, leveraging the extensive resources available through our national platform in the city that I am proud to call home.”

The recipient of numerous industry accolades, Smith is deeply involved in Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), serving on the International Network Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2022-2023, on the Member Education Committee in 2021 and as San Antonio President in 2020. Among her time dedicated to CREW, she has also been a trusted market analyst and presenter for CCIM, Financial Women in Texas, IREM, NAWBO, RECSA, SMPS and YCRAN.

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from St. Mary’s University. She is also a proud graduate of the San Antonio’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program.

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About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Part of the Transwestern companies, Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) strives to add value for investors, owners and occupiers across all commercial property types. Fueled by a holistic perspective of the real estate life cycle, agility and creativity are hallmarks of our approach, while vast national resources and sound market intelligence underpin customized recommendations and property solutions.

Four dynamic, integrated companies make up the Transwestern enterprise, giving us the perspective to think broadly, deeply and creatively about commercial real estate. Clients and investors rely on us for expertise that spans institutional and opportunistic investment, development, hospitality, and brokerage and asset services. Our award-winning, collaborative culture empowers team members with resources and independence to work across boundaries in pursuit of innovative solutions, reinforcing a reputation for service excellence that translates to measurable results. Through offices nationwide and alliance partners around the globe, we positively impact the built environment and our communities while fostering a work climate that champions career vitality for all. Learn more at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Montgomery Angel

Yesenia Smith

Senior Associate

San Antonio, Texas

(210) 563-7070

Leah Gallagher

San Antonio City Leader

San Antonio, Texas

(210) 253-2944