Karen E. Kennedy, President & Founder, National Asset Services and NAS Investment Solutions is Recognized as One of the Industry’s Women of Influence by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
Karen E. Kennedy, President and Founder of National Asset Services (NAS) and NAS Investment Solutions (NASIS) has been recognized as one of the Nation’s Women of Influence for 2021 by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum.
Since 1983, GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum has recognized a growing number of commercial real estate female professionals for their remarkable achievements. These individuals have personally impacted the market and have significantly driven the industry to new heights via their outstanding successes.
Ms. Kennedy was recognized as a Woman of Influence in the Investment Professional / Owner category for successfully overcoming significant challenges during the pandemic for both companies she founded; NASIS, a sponsor of high-quality fractional real estate investments and NAS, a leading real estate company specializing in commercial property asset management and property management across the nation.
Despite diminishing occupancy challenges due to crippling pandemic-related issues, NAS closed 2020 with year-over-year growth in NOI with few delinquencies and an average occupancy rate of more than 90%. In addition, NAS Investment Solutions added over $33 Million to its investment sales under Ms. Kennedy’s leadership, despite challenges to secure capital on new acquisitions. Ms. Kennedy, a 37-year veteran in commercial real estate, is involved in several industry organizations, including serving as a cabinet member for the Los Angeles chapter of Jewish National Fund’s real estate division.
“I’m humbled by this tremendous honor and share the recognition with my entire team, my family and my industry peers,” commented Ms. Kennedy. “There are a growing number of strong women leaders in the real estate industry, who have faced the difficult challenges impacting our industry and are not only persevering but are thriving. These amazing women are producing results and excelling in their performance, making a positive difference in our business every single day. They have proven that women now have an unquestioned role in our industry and our industry has an even brighter future because of them.”