Brad O'Connor, Ph.D
Chief Economist for Florida Realtors @Florida Realtors
Brad O’Connor, Ph.D. is the Chief Economist for Florida Realtors, the state’s largest trade association with about 200,000 members. As the head of the research department at Florida Realtors, he oversees the production of the association’s widely-cited monthly housing market statistics, as well as numerous other economic and statistical research projects.
CEO and Founder @KAR Properties
Shahab S. Karmely, CEO and Founder of KAR Properties Led by Principal Shahab S. Karmely, New York based KAR Properties is a real estate investment and development firm. With over 35 years of international real estate experience, Shahab S. Karmely has honed an impressive pedigree in transactional, managerial, and developmental disciplines. These, combined with an extensive background in fine arts and design, are the foundational elements of his development expertise and overall vision.
President @Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors®
Karen Johnson has over 28 years of Commercial and Residential Real Estate Sales and Financing experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University, NY and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Before transitioning to Real Estate sales, Karen held several senior level Vice President positions in Commercial Real Estate Banking and started her career at 18 in residential financing and transitioned to Commercial financing. Karen currently serves as the 2021 President of the Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors® and was elected to serve as its 2020 President-Elect. Karen has achieved many real estate industry accomplishments such as being awarded the CCIM Scholarship in 2014 and graduating the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors® Leadership Academy in 2014. She was awarded Commercial Realtor® of the Year in 2017. In 2021, she will serve as a Florida Realtors® and National Association of Realtors® Director. At the state level, she will serve on eight (8) comm