Five questions for Liz Yoho

As a leasing representative and property manager for Providence Development LLC, Liz Yoho knows her way around Johnson County as well as plenty of other areas across Indiana. We caught up with her to talk about her busy career, her family and her favorite pastimes.

What led you to a career in commercial real estate?

After college, I began working for a shopping center developer, doing marketing and market research. I worked closely with the brokers to develop plans to lease shopping centers. I always enjoyed seeing the pieces come together for creating a dynamic tenant mix. It was after a few years of doing the background work that I decided to get my real estate license and pursue brokerage, specializing in retail.

You’ve been with your current organization, Providence, for more than 11 years. What does your job entail?

In addition to doing landlord and tenant representation, I also manage several properties for Providence Development. Management itself is a full-time job. Properties require routine maintenance. It’s important to keep the properties looking nice to attract new tenants to fill any vacancies and to keep existing tenants.

How do you keep your job fresh and interesting?

Keeping up on new retailers entering the market or closing is a constant. I have listings in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Carmel, Noblesville, Fort Wayne and Alexandria. The various markets are continuously changing, and it’s important to stay up-to-date. Providence Development owns properties that are all very different and unique. My vacancies that I currently have range in size, as well. Each tenant has a specific footprint, so a property has to fit their needs. They also look for a certain demographic, tenant mix, traffic counts, visibility, access, price, etc. My job is always fresh due to the diversity.

What do you like most about living in Johnson County?

Johnson County is a safe place to raise a family. I like the parks, local dining establishments, Mallow Run Winery and Center Grove schools. My children have been positively impacted by the teachers and coaches they have had along the way. Johnson County is also an easy commute to Indy as well as Bloomington.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

When I am not working, I like to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy trying new places to eat. I also enjoy boating in the summer at Lake Monroe. I love the water and scenery. I enjoy walking, yoga and attending Pure Barre classes. I am the youngest of six kids. I have five older brothers, so sports have been part of my life since birth. I enjoy watching football and basketball mostly, but will watch about any sporting event.  Watching my grandson, Colton, is very high on my list. He is so much fun and changing so much every time I see him. I can’t get enough of him.

by Julie Cope Saetre // Photography by  Stacy Able