Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Karisa joined Transwestern in 1986. She oversees a portfolio of approximately 2.5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail properties. Karisa’s staff includes 3 property managers, 2 administrative assistants and 8 engineers. Her primary roles include property takeover and management transition, client and tenant satisfaction, enhancing value and asset preservation for clients including Lionstone, State Farm Insurance, Chase Merritt, Lowe Enterprises Boulder Net Lease Funds, RLA Real Estate, Texas Association of School Boards, DivcoWest Real Estate Investments, Pacific Coast Capital Partners LLC, Rosemont Realty and ORIX Capital Partners.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

During her 25-plus commercial real estate career, Karisa has managed over 30 industrial, office and retail properties totaling over 4 million square feet.  During the past four years, she has supervised the construction management of approximately $7 million in tenant finish-outs totaling over 3.5 million square feet. Karisa’s experience and skill provides measureable value for Transwestern’s clients. Karisa is a strong leader and driving force on Transwestern’s Central Texas management team. 
 
Karisa was recognized by Transwestern for her achievements in 2000 when she received the Property Manager of the Year award and again in 2001 for her leadership abilities when her property management team received the Building Team of the Year.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

Karisa is actively involved in the local, regional and national chapters of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA):
 
• 2016 BOMA Austin Board Member
• 2013 President of Texas BOMA
• 2012 BOMA Southwest Region Member of the Year Award
• 2009-2017 Texas BOMA Board Member
• 2009-2012 Regional TOBY Chairperson
• 2005 President of BOMA Southwest Region
• 2004 President of BOMA Austin
 
She received her RPA designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in 1999 and received her CPM® from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 2008.

EDUCATION

Karisa attended Texas Tech University majoring in communications. Karisa is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Texas.