Karen is the owner and managing broker of KL Realty, and has more than 29 years of experience in the Boulder County real estate market. She completed an MBA in finance at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder, and then obtained her stockbroker’s license and worked in finance before founding KL Realty in 1988. With her business background, Karen specializes in providing clients with sound buying/selling financial advice, and has a knack for structuring creative transactions. Karen’s level of expertise and ingenuity has led to her handling some of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in the area.
Owner / Broker
John grew up in southern Africa and obtained a degree in civil engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After working as an engineering consultant, he ran a construction company for 15 years before immigrating to the U.S. The skills acquired from his years in the engineering industry add to the diverse capabilities of the KL team and provide clients with an expert on board when dealing with complicated inspection issues. John also owned, operated and guided a photographic safari operation in Zimbabwe, and is an excellent photographer.
A Colorado resident since 1991, Holly earned a degree in biology from Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins. A lifelong horse enthusiast, she was a veterinary assistant for a local equine clinic and has extensive knowledge of the rural and equestrian community. She brings her expertise of the area’s animal community to the KL team. Holly also worked in the human medical field, and thus is practiced at excellent client communication and service where accountability and efficiency are essential.
Janice has worked with Karen at K L Realty since 2004. Prior to her real estate career, she managed portfolio analysis for an investment firm in California. She holds a BA in Art History from The University of California, Los Angeles and a MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Southern California. In the past, she also held a license as a Registered Real Estate Appraiser, which is very useful in conducting Market Evaluations. Married with two college-age children, she can often be seen walking her Siberian Husky around the Paul Nor Estates neighborhood in East Boulder.
Brenda Baker joined KL Realty in November 2016. With a BA in English and 15 years of marketing and graphic design experience, Brenda brings a creative edge to the team. Her professional background includes creative roles within the natural foods and coffee industries, administration within education, and freelance work as a designer and writer. Along with her husband and three children, Brenda enjoys all aspects of Colorado living. Their home is just a few blocks from the Niwot office, so you may see her running, biking, skiing or snowshoeing to work!