One of the TOP 7 FEMALE BROKERS AND TOP 1% of Coldwell Banker Commercial Worldwide| Named as one of the "Who's Who in America for 2022-2023" by the Marquis Who's Who Publication Board | Kathi was born and raised in Pasadena, CA and for a few years lived in Hawaii as a young child. Kathi found her way to commercial real estate via a non-traditional route. While attending the Annenberg School for Communications at USC, she worked in property management for her family's shopping center, Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo. She went on to work at Arthur Andersen LLP for the Worldwide Director of the Entertainment & Hospitality Division, in the marketing department, specifically dedicated to the Entertainment team. After graduating USC, Kathi began her 20+ year career in corporate America in the legal field working for some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, such as Latham & Watkins, Munger Tolles & Olson and WilmerHale. Kathi brings a unique perspective as having been the co-owner of various retail and hospitality ventures including the famous Twin Palms restaurant, Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill, the Premier Jewelry Mart and several hospitality ventures. Kathi truly enjoys working with business owners/entrepreneurs and represents a handful of prestigious clients such as World of Dance Studios, the Langham Huntington Hotel, Innova Medical Group and Boy Scouts of America to name a few. Kathi is a part of the illustrious Team Ukropina and specializes in office and retail and skillfully represents Buyers and Sellers as well as Landlords and Tenants. Last but not least, Kathi is a mother of 2 amazing children, Alexandria and Michael. They are both graduates of Arcadia High School and currently attending college at the Marshall School of Business at USC and Pasadena City College respectively.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Founded and ran a Children's Educational Foundation that donated over 10,000 textbooks to under privileged children Volunteers time at the Midnight Mission, a homeless shelter and addiction treatment center in Skid Row Donor to Memorial Sloan Kettering and annual participant of Cycle for Survival, Fundraising for rare cancers Donor to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via Team Sonia and Team In Training, Charitable organization researching blood cancer Volunteers time for One Voice, Annual Food Drive, packaging and distribution of food and necessities for families struggling against poverty WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT KATHI "I admire Kathi for her resourcefulness and creativity in solving any challenge that arises and is an invaluable asset to any project. Kathi is masterful at connecting the dots and marshaling people and assets toward a common aim. She is also fun, genuine, and brings an amazing smile, positive attitude and “can do” mindset into everything she does." - Matthew Everitt, CEO & Executive Producer, World of Dance "Kathi is extraordinarily hard-working, honest and a dependable broker that is not easy to find. She is great at what she does and goes above and beyond for her clients." - Mark Douglas, Founder and CEO of Steelhouse, Los Angeles, CA Regular Guest Contributor Appearing on Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox Business "Kathi’s meticulous attention to detail, infectious personality and intense drive to help others are just a few traits that differentiate her from others. You will find that she will work tirelessly to meet the needs of her clients and she will do it with the highest levels of enthusiasm. She is someone that you will want to work with and know for a lifetime." - Kim Okubo-Perez, National Account Manager, Sprint, Greater Los Angeles "Thank you so much for your efforts to sell 490 E Union. I credit your insight and negotiation skills that brought in an over market price during the worst time in history to sell a commercial building. Thank you both for Everything!" - Cynthia Hughes