Arden Karson is Senior Managing Director of South Florida for CBRE. Ms. Karson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CBRE’s South Florida business operations, encompassing three offices—Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton—and approximately 200 employees.
With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, Ms. Karson has an extensive background in sales and marketing, development, acquisition, asset management, leasing and financing of commercial properties across all asset types.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Karson served as Senior Vice President for The Related Group, where she was responsible for sales and development of approximately $1 billion of mixed-use real estate assets. She also oversaw acquisitions of distressed debt and strategic opportunities. Over the course of her career, Ms. Karson has held positions with leading real estate companies, including Lennar/LNR, Advenir, Tate Capital, CREC and Barrow Street Capital. She also served as a real estate lender with Bank of America and as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
- Executive Board Member, Friends of The Underline
- Non-profit organization advocating to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail
- Advisory Board Member, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
- Served as judge and mentor for Title 1 high school student who won 2012 business plan competition
- Chaired 2015 fundraising benefit
- Panel Speaker/Radio Show guest: CREW, United Way, Broward Finance Alliance, Construction Marketing Council and Fried on Business
- Co-Chair GMJF Sunset Over Miami
- Real estate networking event attended by 500 professionals
- Heavy Hitter, Miami Dolphins Cycling Challenge
- Cycled and raised more than $20,000 over four years for the Sylvester Cancer Center
- Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
- Advisory Board Member, University of Miami, Master of Real Estate
- Harvard Business School, Master in Business Administration
- Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
- Concentrations in Spanish and Latin American studies