Karl is recognized as one of the leading commercial real estate professionals in northeast Indiana. He has been in the industry since 1991 and serving northeast Indiana since 1993. In his career, he has completed more than 1,000 transactions totaling a volume of $200,000,000 and over 10,000,000 square feet of commercial space.
Karl is a founding partner and principal broker of BND Commercial, where he has been top producer in 2005, 2007 and 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Prior to BND, he was Executive Vice President of a competing northeast Indiana real estate company, where he was the top producer in 1999 & 2002. He began his career at FC Tucker (now Cushman Wakefield) in Indianapolis.
Karl is past president of the Indiana/Kentucky Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. SIOR is the highest designation to be awarded to an industrial or office commercial realtor. He has also received his professional designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). This designation is awarded to those who complete graduate curriculum that focuses on marketing, marketing evaluation and investment analysis.
Karl is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in marketing and accounting.
An active leader in our community, Karl has been involved in numerous charitable and business organizations: Jorgenson YMCA – Board President, Youth for Christ, Fort Wayne Golf Association – Board Member, Volunteer at The Chapel. He has assisted the YMCA, MLK Montessori School, Lifeline Youth and Allen County Local Education Foundation in recent real estate requirements. Karl has also been recognized as a Future 40 honoree by both Fort Wayne Business Weekly and Upstate Indiana.