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Leah Jalkanen, Senior Transaction Manager

Leah Jalkanen

Senior Transaction Manager

Leah Jalkanen Senior Transaction Manager
Boston 33 Arch Street
28th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Professional Experience

Leah Jalkanen joined CBRE/New England in May of 2014. She has nearly two decades of real estate experience and has participated in over 500 transactions, selling, buying or leasing in excess of 10 million square feet of office and retail space. Ms. Jalkanen has advised both landlords and tenants, nationally and internationally, and provides a comprehensive approach to real estate solutions based on market data and analytics. Ms. Jalkanen provides her clients with consulting and in-depth analysis from local, national and global perspectives. Her expertise lies in financial analysis, market knowledge and an ability to effectively manage transaction management assignments.

Ms. Jalkanen is currently a Senior Transaction Manager for CBRE/NE on the TD Bank account. She manages retail transactions on behalf of the bank and manages part of their seven million square foot retail portfolio. Prior to joining CBRE/NE, Ms. Jalkanen worked as the Transaction Management Team Lead for CBRE, Inc. on the Santander Bank account. In this role, she managed acquisitions and dispositions, including leases as tenant and landlord as well as purchases and sales for both retail and office. Ms. Jalkanen previously worked for Johnson Controls Global Workplaces Solutions as a Transaction Manager on the Manpower account, overseeing North American office and retail transactions as well as national and international office transactions for Manpower subsidiary companies, Right Management and Jefferson Wells. Ms. Jalkanen has managed transactions in 23 countries on five continents.

Ms. Jalkanen is equipped with many years of experience in not only transaction management, but also process efficiency, strategic planning including large-scale multi-company portfolio consolidation/optimization plans, brokerage, financial analysis, marketing and lease administration that enhance her ability to better serve her corporate clients.

​Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member, Junior League
  • Executive Officer, The Jalkanen Foundation
  • State of Massachusetts Salesperson License


  • ALB, Cum Laude, Harvard University
  • Concentration in Economics and Social Science

​Clients Represented

  • Jefferson Wells, Inc.
  • Manpower, N.A.
  • Right Management, Inc.
  • Santander Bank, N.A.
  • TD Bank
Leah Jalkanen Senior Transaction Manager
Boston 33 Arch Street
28th Floor
Boston, MA 02110