Karlin Conklin

Executive Vice President

Principal, Managing Director, IMG Northwest

Karlin Conklin is a sought-after expert for a wide range of multifamily/real estate investment publications and events including Kiplinger, Globest.com, Multi-Housing News, and ULI. She has sourced, capitalized and helped in the repositioning of over 7,000 multifamily units raising $370 million in equity from institutional partners, Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investors and high net worth individuals. Her transactional volume exceeds $1.3 billion. 

Karlin is a licensed broker in Oregon and Washington and a full-service business advisor. Karlin is highly respected for protecting her clients’ best interests while providing unprecedented service, taking the time to genuinely counsel her clients through the multifamily sales process.

Prior to forming IMG Northwest in 2015, Karlin served as SVP and Managing Director of Portland, Oregon based Sperry Van Ness/Bluestone & Hockley. There, she brought the office’s growth to a Top-10 national ranking out of 180 offices. She was a top-producing agent ranked in the Top-25 nationally out of 850 brokers.

As Senior VP for Guardian Real Estate Services (2002-2010), 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; Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investors, and high net worth individuals. On the brokerage side, Karlin led the company’s multi-state brokerage efforts, including real estate, REO and note sales.

Before 2002 Karlin was an Associate Director at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services specializing in multifamily. Karlin also served as the Director of the Lindquist Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon where she taught marketing and entrepreneurship courses.

Karlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and an MBA from the University of Oregon.

OR | License No. 200001143
WA | License No. 23397


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