Senior Managing Director
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.
Ms. Karson is a lifelong resident of South Florida and third generation real estate professional. She lives in Coconut Grove with her husband and daughter, and has two children who live in New York City.