Karen Martin, CMCABack
Chief Operating Officer
Karen Martin, Chief Operating Officer, brings a rich and extensive background to community management. She is graduate from the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining Ravenel Associates, Karen worked with a national real estate and development company. She progressed naturally into community management in 1986, where she remains an industry leader in her profession. Karen’s attention to detail, problem solving capabilities, and positive personality have allowed her to represent some of the same communities for nearly 30 years.
When she is not directly managing properties, Karen is intimately involved in the hiring and training of new managers, while implementing policies and procedures, and managing day-to-day operations. A certified Manager of Community Associations through the Community Association Institute, Karen remains abreast of market patterns though continual education. She has experienced nearly everything possible in the realm of community management and uses this knowledge to train and mentor new managers.
Karen enjoys the collaborative nature of the 20-member team at Ravenel Associates and encourages each member to rely on one another’s experiences to problem solve. She appreciates the diversity and urgency of daily challenges and thrives on following through with problems until complete. Her clients can attest to her ability to plan for multiple scenarios, allowing the best possible outcome for her property owners.
A native of Charleston, Karen and her husband live on James Island with their teenage twin sons. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors in the Lowcountry and working in the garden.