Karen has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate both in the UK and New Zealand. Karen's commercial property career commenced in 1998 graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Urban Property Surveying at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Her UK commercial real estate background covered strategic retail asset management, leasing and sales over a 12 year period.
Soon after Karen’s arrival in Christchurch with her husband and daughter in 2011, Karen accepted a position as a retail mall manager focused on all aspects of day to day mall management and leasing.
During 2014 Karen became a commercial sales person for an International Real Estate Company focused on retail leasing on major new Christchurch Central City developments as part of the exciting new CBD Retail Precinct.
In addition to a strong academic background in both real estate and business related studies, Karen has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 2003.
Since 2016 Karen has cemented her position as a commercial sales person at NAI Harcourts Grenadier, Christchurch City office and is involved in all aspects of commercial leasing and sales in Central Christchurch, suburbs and the wider Canterbury area.