Since June of 2009 Ms. Harmon is a Vice President on Jones Lang LaSalles suburban leasing team. Her primary focus is agency leasing for Arden Realty, Inc. in the East-West Corridor.
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle Karla was a Senior Leasing Director for CityGate Centre (CGC) in Naperville, which is owned by Calamos Real Estate. CGC is a mixed-use, Class A development that came on-line in late 2007. The 211,000 s.f. office building and the 54,000 s.f. retail component are both over 50% leased. Rental rates achieved by both of these products have set new highs for the western suburban market place during a challenging market.
Prior to that, Karla was a Leasing Representative with Equity Office Properties in Chicago from 2000 to 2007. She was part of the team responsible for the overall leasing and marketing of the East-West Corridor portfolio, which consisted of 2.9 million s.f. of Class A office space. During 2006, she completed 42 new and renewal lease transactions totaling 290,500 s.f. Property rental rates increased by 9% during this time.
Karla earned here B.S. in education from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and has completed courses 302, 400, 500 and 800