Karla Carlson

  • Executive Vice President, Amira Senior Living

Current Responsibilities
As Executive Vice President of Amira Senior Living, Karla works with United Properties’ senior living team to develop strategies and secure capital for creating high-quality senior living communities. She further oversees the implementation of the strategic plan while managing both new developments and the company’s portfolio of existing Amira properties.

Past Experience
Karla held the position of partner and vice president of development at Capital Real Estate Inc. for more than 10 years, during which she gained a deep understanding of the development process and built strong relationships with lenders and equity partners. In 2022, she joined United Properties as vice president of capital markets, where she is responsible for securing equity for speculative and build-to-suit developments, structuring joint ventures, and managing the due diligence process for equity partners to ensure timely closings.

Professional and Community Involvement
Karla is an active member of Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Karla earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.