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Arden Karson

Arden KarsonManaging Principal
Karson & Co.

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Mrs. Karson is the Founder and Managing Principal of Karson & Co, a real estate advisory and investment firm. Previously, Mrs. Karson served as the Senior Managing Director for CBRE (NYSE: CBRE) from 2017-2020.  Before that Mrs. Karson, was a Senior Vice President at the Related Group from 2011-2017, where she directed the development, acquisition, and financing of condominium and operating properties. From 1999-2011, she partnered with Barrow Street Capital, a real estate private equity firm, and Advenir Real Estate. Mrs. Karson also worked at Lennar Corporation and Arivda/JMB Partners, serving in various project management and operational roles focused on homebuilding, land, commercial development, and property/loan asset management across many asset classes and markets.  Mrs. Karson started her career as a commercial lender at Bank of America.  Mrs. Karson graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Underline, the University of Miami Master’s in Real Estate program (MRED+ U), the Michigan Ross Real Estate Fund, and the Urban Land Institute, where she serves as the Treasurer of the Southeast Florida/ Caribbean Region.