Karen Simon is president and managing partner of Emersons Commercial Real Estate, a large, full-service commercial real estate firm that includes property management, leasing, and sales in and around Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. With offices in Oklahoma City and the Houston and Austin areas, the company manages over seven million square feet of property in the Dallas area alone and 100 million across the country through its partnership with 1045. With over 30 years of experience and a career that includes the execution of over 2,000 transactions across thousands of acres and 6 million square feet of property, Karen leads Tarrant County and other counties in the DFW area.
Karen specializes in office, retail industrial and land sectors in both leasing and sales, and she leads marketing activities for three counties. She opened Emersons’s Tarrant County office in 2016, bringing with her broad experience and knowledge as a talented leader in the industrial real estate space and recognition as the first female industrial realtor in Dallas and Tarrant Counties.
Karen began her career in 1982 with not a bang, but an explosion, when she joined Henry S. Miller, the largest real estate company in Texas at that time. Before she left six years later, she would be the first female broker to be named as the highest industrial producer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Unfettered by standing as the rare woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Karen’s passion and determination has driven her success across every role she’s been in. As managing partner for Bradford Company from 2003 to 2014, she formed the entity board for the organization in Tarrant County and opened that location before serving in the same position for Tig, another industrial and office group. Now, Karen brings the same drive, skills, and expertise to lead Emersons Commercial Real estate as it continues to grow.
A woman of many talents, Karen is also a custom jewelry designer and the owner of Rings from Things. Since 2011, she has specialized in serving third-party customers and has done trunk shows with Neiman Marcus.
President & Managing Partner — Emersons Commercial Real Estate
4200 S. Hulen, Suite 412
Fort Worth, TX 76109
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