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Karine A. Clark has been named managing director for Avistone Capital Corp. based in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Avistone Capital Corp., an affiliate of Avistone LLC, is a full-service commercial real estate investment banking firm specializing in custom, structured finance on multi-housing, commercial and hospitality properties nationwide.
Clark will be responsible for the origination of bridge, permanent and construction loans as well as equity placements involving multi-housing, commercial and hospitality projects throughout the western United States. With more than 25 years of experience in the commercial capital markets, Clark has held senior lending positions in the commercial divisions of Security Pacific Bank, Cal National Bank and U.S. Bank in Newport Beach, Calif., and in Seattle, Wash.
Throughout her career, Clark has originated more than $3 billion in loan transactions, in excess of 300 transactions, and been involved with a number of large development projects that permanently transformed the Seattle metropolitan area. Projects included the conversion of the Sears catalogue plant to the Starbucks headquarters, the construction of two new stadiums and the city’s first twin office towers, as well as several large Boeing plants with more than one million square feet of leasable space in each building.
Actively involved in the commercial real estate industry, Clark has served as a board or committee member for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Construction Real Estate Women (CREW) and the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE). She has been the keynote speaker for numerous industry forums and training conferences and served on several speaker panels. In addition, she has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations over the years including the Boy Scouts of America, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Childhelp. Clark studied accounting and economics at the University of Washington and Seattle University.
Avistone LLC, based in Laguna Niguel, Calif., is a full-service real estate investment and mortgage banking firm offering investors, property owners, sponsors, developers and financial institutions a range of investment and lending services including debt and equity placement, opportunistic investment opportunities, and asset and fund management. The company’s primary focus is on multi-family, hotel and lodging, office, retail, industrial and self-storage properties nationwide.
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