Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday named Jonathan Satter as Secretary of the Department of Management Services (DMS), the state’s real estate manager, among other duties.
“With his extensive experience in real estate development and property management, I know the department is in fantastic hands and I am confident in his ability to use our tax dollars wisely and strategically in his new role at DMS,” DeSantis said in a statement.
Satter served as managing director of U.S. operations for Avision Young, the world’s largest private commercial real estate services firm from 2013-18.
Before that, he ran his own real estate firm, WGCompass, from 1999-2013, until its acquisition by Avision Young.
He was appointed twice by Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as a commissioner of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County from 2005 to 2011, serving as board chair for four years.
Satter also served as chairman of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County from 2012 to 2014.
He currently serves as vice chairman of The Michelle McGann Fund, a charity focused on juvenile diabetes. McGann is his wife, a professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. Their 2010 wedding was featured in the New York Times.
He’s also a board member of Rendina, a national health care real estate services development firm.
Satter succeeds Erin Rock, now a lobbyist with Southern Strategy Group.