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Arden Karson

Senior Managing Director

CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker

Arden Karson Senior Managing Director CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker
Miami 777 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131

Professional Experience

Arden Karson is Senior Managing Director of South Florida for CBRE, which encompasses four offices – Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm. In this role, Mrs. Karson takes a unique approach to driving strategy across every segment of our business. While actively deploying CBRE’s world-class resources and its full service platform, she challenges each of the 400+ employees to think beyond the transaction to deliver a client-centric model of integrated solutions aimed at achieving our client’s complex real estate objectives. She is laser-focused on building maximum advantage and creating exceptional client outcomes and experiences.

Mrs. Karson is a lifelong resident of South Florida and a third generation real estate professional. She has an extensive background in sales and marketing, development, acquisition, asset management, leasing and financing of commercial properties across all asset types. This deep knowledge combined with 25 years of experience and passion for commercial real estate make her a servant leader dedicated to elevating the CBRE professionals she serves and developing longlasting relationships with clients. Prior to joining CBRE, Mrs. Karson served as Senior Vice President for The Related Group, where she was responsible for sales and development of approximately $1 billion of mixed-use real estate assets. She also oversaw acquisitions of distressed debt and strategic opportunities. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Karson has held positions with leading real estate companies and financial institutions including Lennar/LNR, Tate Capital, Barrow Street Capital, Bank of America and PWC.

Mrs. Karson serves on the executive committee of Friends of The Underline and works closely with volunteers, government officials and stakeholders to ensure the project is effectively touching all socioeconomic levels of the community while creating an important attraction and amenity. She is an active participant in the annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge and has been part of its “Heavy Hitter” group since 2013. Mrs. Karson is member of several commercial real estate advisory boards and supports South Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by being an advisor to startups in the region. She also hosts a monthly segment called “CBRE’s The Edge with Arden” on the “Fried on Business” podcast, which can be found on iHeart Radio.


THE EDGE by CBRE is a monthly radio segment led by Arden Karson, where we talk to real people delivering real advantage across various industries in South Florida.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Executive Board Member, Friends of The Underline
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Masters in Real Estate and Urbanism, University of Miami
  • Member of the Advisory Board Ross Real Estate Fund, University of Michigan
  • Member of the ULI South Florida Advisory Board
  • Advisory board member of prop-tech startup
  • Heavy Hitter and CBRE Team Captain, Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge to benefit Sylvester Cancer Center.
  • Member of NAIOP, CREW, Beacon Council, ICSC
  • Member of Diversity & Inclusion Council at CBRE and Executive Sponsor for HOLA and LBGTQ
  • Past advisory board member, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
  • Co-Chair GMJF's Sunset Over Miami
  • Host of podcast segment CBRE's The Edge


  • Connect Media Women in Real Estate Awards - 2019
  • Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Leader - 2018, 2019
  • South Florida’s Business Journal Power Leader - 2017, 2018, 2019
  • South Florida’s Business Journal Top Business Woman - 2019
  • Bisnow Miami Power Women in Commercial Real Estate - 2018
  • South Florida Business & Wealth – “Heavy Hitter” 2018
  • Miami Today, The Achiever 2018
  • Miami Herald CEO RoundTable Panel 2017


  • Harvard Business School, Master in Business Administration
  • Tufts University, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
    • Concentrations in Spanish and Latin American studies
Arden Karson Senior Managing Director CBRE, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker
Miami 777 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131