Principal & Co-President
Karlin Conklin is a sought-after expert for a wide range of real estate investment publications and events including Multi-Housing News, GlobeSt, The Wall Street Journal, and ULI. She has sourced, capitalized and helped in the repositioning of over 10,000 multifamily units raising $500 million in equity from institutional partners, Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investors and high-net-worth individuals. Her transactional volume exceeds $1.6 billion.
Prior to launching IMG’s Portland office in 2015, Karlin served as a SVP and Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness. There, she brought the office’s growth to a Top 10 national ranking out of 180 offices. Karlin was a top-producing commercial broker ranked in the Top 25 nationally out of 850 brokers.
As Senior Vice President for Guardian Real Estate Services, Karlin sourced, capitalized and repositioned 5,800 value-add multifamily units. She raised $234 million in equity from institutional partners including GE Capital, Morgan Stanley and Broadreach Capital plus Tenant in Common investors and high-net-worth individuals.
Karlin also served as the Director of the Lindquist Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon where she taught marketing and entrepreneurship courses. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
What would surprise people about you?
I live (literally!) next door to a 1,200 square mile active volcano about the size of Rhode Island. I can walk out my door during winter when the pine needles are gone and admire it. The ancient lava beds are an amazing feat of nature and truly inspiring.
What is your favorite food?
I was a child in San Diego and I have to say my favorite food is Mexican. I like it all but my favorite dish? Hands down: nachos.
Philosophy for investors’ success?
Real estate is the best way to invest long-term to build wealth and equity.