2021 Real Estate Awards Honoree: Alicia Lewis
Meet Alicia Lewis, Partner/Land Use & Zoning Business Unit Leader at Kelley Kronenberg
Alicia Lewis is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but attended undergrad, graduate and law school in Alabama. I am license to practice law in both Florida and Georgia. Her first job post-law school was at a boutique government firm in Atlanta. She relocated to South Florida in 2014 and never looked back because it’s such a beautiful and amazing place to live. What she loves most about being a land-use and zoning attorney is that she can get to be a part of shaping a community that she loves living in.
Fun Fact: I competed in the Miss America competition and my talent was classical ballet.
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Early in my career, I often felt intimidated by the brilliant architects, land planners, and engineers that I work with on a daily basis. I overcame my feelings of intimidation by getting to know them personally, asking tons of questions, and reading every engineering and architectural book I could buy on Amazon. I continue to do that today and it’s only continued to help me succeed.
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Becoming a partner at Kelley Kronenberg.
What inspired you to make Real Estate a career? I’ve loved interior design since I was a kid and as I got older, I naturally fell in love with real estate development.
What was the most memorable sale or deal you’ve had in the past year? Topgolf Miami Gardens and Doral.
When in 2020 did you realize that something major was happening in South Florida Real Estate? I realized that something major was happening when New York residents began moving to South Florida at an enormous rate. With South Florida’s limited housing supply, I knew the market was definitely going to have to adapt quickly.
Who was your most helpful mentor in the business? Our marketing director, Michelle Martinez-Reyes, has been by far the most helpful mentor that I’ve had in this business. She’s extremely good at what she does, but she’s also a good person who loves to see others succeed. Plus, she always gives honest feedback and sound advice.