Karen Kulvin

Kayne Anderson

Senior Managing Director- Co Head of Debt Platform

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Debt Strategies, Equity Strategies, Investment Management, Originations, Portfolio Management, Underwriting & Analysis


Karen Kulvin is the co-portfolio manager for Kayne Anderson Real Estate's debt platform and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, acquiring and managing the portfolio of commercial real estate related debt and securities. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2014, Kulvin was a portfolio manager and founding partner of Aqua Investment Management (subsequently portfolio manager at Exigent Capital Management, which acquired Aqua), where she served as President of two CMBS-related funds. She previously served as Senior Vice President for Dividend Capital Group, where she managed due diligence, acquisitions and asset management processes for Dividend Capital's loan and commercial mortgage backed securities portfolios. She also served as a member of Dividend's investment committee. Prior positions Kulvin held include Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Newcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT), Managing Director on the CMBS secondary credit desk at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc and Department Head of Surveillance and Asset Management at LNR Property Corporation. Kulvin earned a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Boston University.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Rehabilitation
Property Type