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.