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Karen Kulvin

Senior Managing Director & Head of Asset Management, Debt, Real Estate

  • Boca Raton

Karen Kulvin is head of credit and asset management and senior managing director on the debt team for Kayne Anderson’s real estate group. Kulvin is co-portfolio manager for the debt platform and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, acquiring and managing the portfolio of commercial real estate related debt and securities.

Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2014, Kulvin was a portfolio manager and founding Partner of Aqua Investment Management (“Aqua”) (subsequently portfolio manager at Exigent Capital Management, which acquired Aqua), where she served as president of two CMBS-related funds. She previously served as senior vice president for Dividend Capital Group (“Dividend Capital”), where she managed due diligence, acquisitions and asset management processes for Dividend Capital’s loan and commercial mortgage backed securities portfolios. She also served as a member of Dividend Capital’s investment committee. Prior positions Kulvin held include senior vice president of asset management for Newcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT), managing director on the CMBS secondary credit desk at Bear, Stearns & Co. and department head of surveillance and asset management at LNR Property Corporation.

Kulvin earned a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Boston University.