Ray Karpe

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Ray Karpe

Senior Property Manager


1 661 325 5500
1 661 633 3801
5060 California Avenue, Suite 1000 Bakersfield, CA 93309

For more than 30 years, Mr. Karpe has covered a broad spectrum of duties working in the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Karpe began his real estate career in 1986 with Karpe Real Estate Center in Bakersfield, CA. His first of many jobs was managing residential and commercial real estate. Over the next 23+ years, Mr.

Karpe held various positions at the company including Sales Associate, HR Administrator, Loan Officer, Vice President, and President. In those various positions, Mr. Karpe managed more than 100 doors of residential and commercial properties; was responsible for all media interactions and advertising for the firm; had a successful sales record in residential real estate; administered a $10 million loan portfolio; managed property acquisitions and sales; negotiated and prepared contracts, leases, and lines of credit; and managed the daily operations for a full service real estate firm with more than 50 employees.

In 2010, Mr. Karpe made a temporary career change and worked as the Chief Operating Officer for a physical therapy company. He coordinated and ran the day-to-day operations of 200+ employees, in 12 offices spread across 3 cities.

In 2013 Mr. Karpe returned to real estate. He was hired as the Director of Operations at a commercial property management company. Along with a multitude of other responsibilities, he supervised the management of commercial real estate; provided conflict resolution between tenants, contractors, and staff; ensured vendors, tenants, and staff maintained safe working conditions on all managed properties; and assisted his direct reports when his experience and expertise were needed.

Designations and Licenses

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - State of California
  • Graduate, REALTORS® Institute of California (GRI)

Community Service

Director/Chairman (2018- Present), Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens 2010-Present
Director, National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Southern California and Nevada Chapter 2009-Present
Member, Rotary Club of Bakersfield 2001-Present
Director, Friends of Mercy Foundation, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield 2008-2015
Director, Garces Memorial High School 2006-2014
Director/Executive Committee (2008), California Association of REALTORS® 2003-2009
Director/President (2007), Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® 2002-2008
Director, Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield 2001-2008
Director/Chairman (2003), North of the River Recreation and Parks District 2001-2005
Director, Community Action Partnership of Kern 2001-2003
Director, St. Vincent de Paul Charities of Bakersfield 2001-2003
15 Gallon Club; Houchin Community Blood Bank
Hall of Fame Member; REALTOR® Political Action Committee
2005/2006 Outstanding Service Award; The Rotary Club of Bakersfield
2005 REALTOR® OF THE YEAR; Bakersfield Association of REALTORS®
Three time Paul Harris Fellow; Rotary International


  • Master of Science Degree in Administration from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB)
  • Member, Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society (2018-Present)

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5060 California Ave
Suite 1000
Bakersfield, Ca 93309
(661) 327-2263

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398 South 9th St.
Suite 260
Boise, Id 83702
(208) 287-9500

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Suite 101
Fresno, Ca 93720
(559) 433-3500

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