KAREN JOHNSON

Asset Manager

Karen has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate investment and asset and property management for private and institutional investors. She has extensive experience with office, multi-family, medical office, and retail real estate, with a special expertise in the turnaround of distressed assets. Karen’s current client roster includes high net worth and family office investors, some of whom are partnered with institutional lenders and investors. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a Real Estate Finance emphasis, both from DePaul University. She was the chairperson of the Asset Management Committee for Building Owners and Managers Association (2006-2008). Karen is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker. Prior to forming IRA, Karen held positions of leadership with Zeller Realty Group, S.N. Phelps Realty, and Travelers Realty Investment Company.

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