BA, Cornell University and J.D. from Fordham University Law School
Karen Lind is a seasoned real estate professional and lawyer. She joined Compass after twelve years of experience with her previous firm, Brown Harris Stevens. Today she is a top-producing Associate Broker who works in partnership with her daughter, Elizabeth Lind Johnson. Karen began her career as a lawyer, first with a Wall Street law firm and then in the legal department of a major financial institution. Eventually she moved from the legal department to the corporate real estate department of a large commercial bank where she was responsible for site selection, and the negotiation and implementation of economic development incentives for the Bank’s global portfolio.
Karen’s passion for residential real estate began when she and her husband bought their first coop on the Upper West Side in the 1970’s. It developed over the years as she negotiated additional purchases and sales of apartments, vacation properties, and investment properties. She brings her wealth of experience in selecting and renovating undervalued properties to the challenge of finding the right property for each individual buyer. And she delivers exceptional results for sellers through her approach to strategic pricing, creative marketing, and tenacious negotiation. Her background as an attorney enables her to guide both buyers and sellers through the often complex and demanding real estate sales process. Her professionalism has earned her the respect of her clients and colleagues and created a strong referral-based business.
Karen is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and has served on the Board of Directors of her cooperative apartment building. In her leisure time, she spends time at her vacation home in Shelter Island where she is an active member of the Shelter Island Yacht Club and participates in both one-design racing and coastal cruising.