Kara Blue

Employer: Childress Klein

Job Title: Property Manager

Undergradute Degree: Communication

Undergraduate Institution: Appalachian State University

Trade Organization Membership: BOMA

Licenses and Certifications: RPA

What is your professional background?
I landed my first job out of college with Childress Klein. I started as a Tenant Services Coordinator in the suburban portfolio. Within 3 years I moved into a Property Management role, managing our South Carolina properties, focused in Fort Mill.

What were your motivations for pursuing the MSRE?
The plan was always to pursue higher education. However, I graduated college without a passion for a particular field. Once I began working in real estate, I quickly realized the vast growth potential and learning opportunities. The decision to go for the MSRE came naturally.

What drew you to the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate?
The MSRE program at UNC Charlotte is unique. I was drawn to the networking opportunities with real estate professionals, both Advisory Board Members and other students. I also love the focus on real estate as opposed to the business field as a whole.