Karina is the co-founder of Ubuntu Partners, a 100% woman owned real estate development company, created by its founders as a social impact business to bring humanity and social sensitivity to commercial and residential projects.
Based on the African philosophy of “Ubuntu” which translates to “I am because we are” the development team is dedicated to creating projects through cooperation that will add value to its investors, the community and the people occupying those buildings. As Co-founder of the company Karina is responsible for the day-to operation of the company, finding and assessing new opportunities, managing investor relationships and exploring strategic partnerships.
The team is currently developing a design-centric, 342 unit condo building in downtown Denver with the majority of the units priced below the FHA limit, to provide much needed attainable, for-sale product to the urban core.
With over 25 years experience in real estate, from franchise ownership in several Keller Williams offices, to successfully developing condo projects as the managing partner, Karina has a proven track record in assembling successful teams to take advantage of unique market opportunities. Before entering the real estate arena she was a consultant in the private jet industry where she managed complex and capital intensive aircraft completions on behalf of her clients.
Karina is a graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s REDI (Real Estate Diversity Initiative) program, which promotes diversity in real estate development in Colorado.
She graduated with a Baccalaureate degree in Business Management from the United World College in Singapore and attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York.