Managing Principal
Karson & Co

Arden Karson is the Managing Principal of Karson & Co, a real estate investment/development, advisory, and brokerage company transforming the Florida real estate industry. Its affiliate, Simplicity Communities, is active in the build-to-rent space.

A graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Business School, Arden has an extensive background in development, acquisitions, asset management, leasing, sales and marketing, and financing of commercial properties across all asset types with a focus on residential communities.

Throughout her career, Ms. Karson served in executive and leadership roles at CBRE, Related Group, Lennar/LNR, Arvida/JMB Partners, Bank of America, and PWC. Arden is active with many industry organizations and has been recognized by the media (Business Journal, BisNow, Real Deal, and Florida Trend) as a Power Leader and Globe St Woman of Influence.

Arden serves as the Treasurer of the ULI’s Southeast Florida/ Caribbean District Council, is a member of the Management Committee, and oversees sponsorships for the Florida/Miami Summitt.

In addition, she is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Friends of the Underline, chairs the Nominating Committee of the University of Miami Masters in Real Estate + Urbanism program, and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Ross Real Estate Fund at the University of Michigan.

In July 2021, Arden became an independent Board Director and a member of the Audit Committee of Ashton Woods Homes, the nation’s second-largest privately owned homebuilder. She is also a member of the Women’s Housing Leadership Group.


Dec 7

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Toast to Florida’s Future – Networking Breakfast with Mimosas

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Come meet ULI Florida District Council Leaders as we Toast to Florida's Future over Mimosas during breakfast.