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Karen is responsible for overseeing the growth and corporate operations of MVK Enterprises, encompassing KW Bay Area Estates, KW Coastal Estates and von Kaenel Property Management.
A Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in California and an Associate Broker in New York, Karen brings over 20 years of real estate experience to von Kaenel Real Estate Group. Her real estate career began with ownership of a title insurance company in Florida and her own multi-state investments. With a move to New York City, Karen joined The Corcoran Group where she embarked upon a career in sales. With her ability to identify and find solutions in the complex world of Manhattan real estate, Karen quickly transitioned into a management position with the fastest growing luxury residential real estate firm in NYC, Town Residential.
Karen’s first task at Town was to restructure an underperforming portfolio comprised over 6,750 residential units in over 7 million square feet of prime Manhattan real estate. Within the first year, Karen’s turnaround of that portfolio resulted in a 204% increase in sales and a 128% increase in rentals. That success led to her role as Director of Strategic Relationships developing business for the company and its 540 agents, including development of a new Relocation Division. Management of her Division included securing new corporate accounts as well as establishment of company-wide training, processes and procedures for client tracking, reporting, oversight and metrics controls.
With her combined entrepreneurial and real estate experience Karen brings a unique set of talents to von Kaenel Real Estate Group. By working to streamline existing processes and implementing measures to track new and existing business Karen’s role ensures that the Group’s dedication to client service is not compromised by growth and that resources are maximized.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Karen attended boarding school in England. After a few years in London, Karen moved to America where she spent the bulk of her time on the East Coast. A traveler and explorer by nature, Karen jumped at the opportunity to move to the Bay Area with her husband and two dogs where they love spending their weekends discovering new locales and living their new California lifestyle.
Member: NAR, The Real Estate Board of New York (“REBNY”),
British American Business, Worldwide ERC.