Name any aspect of the complex world of property management and Kari Negri has been at the forefront, forging new ground, fighting for the rights of property owners and tenants alike, adding value, and making a significant difference. With a strong background in management, Kari founded SKY Properties, Inc. in 1997 to offer hands-on, boutique-level property management at a competitive price for multi-tenant property owners. Widely recognized within the property management industry as a leading provider of full service property management, SKY Properties, Inc. thrives on quality customer service for property owners and tenants while optimizing property cash-flow and streamlining leasing and maintenance. The company has been nominated multiple times over the past several years as Property Management Company of the Year, winning the coveted award in 2008, 2009 and 2012. The success of the company is directly linked to the growing reputation of Ms. Negri, the company’s CEO.
If you call or visit the SKY Properties offices in Toluca Lake looking for Kari, you will find a bustling business office that now oversees a staff of over 50 employees, responsible for 38 residential buildings with about 1,000 units. In addition, the company is responsible for the management of several hundred thousand square feet of commercial space for clients that include NBC/Universal and LeFrak, NY.. Kari spends a considerable amount of time visiting these properties that span from Santa Monica and the South Bay in the west to Burbank, Toluca Lake, Glendale, and Pasadena in the east, as far north as Van Nuys and Woodland Hills. Her hands-on experience and knowledge of each of her clients’ buildings gives her a considerable edge in the competitive world of property management. Her commitment to a level of excellence is evidenced by the fact that many of her clients have been with her since the inception of the company, a true testament to the level of “caring professionalism” Kari brings to her work, and a trait that is pervasive throughout her organization.
While some executives operate on a 40-hour work-week, Kari has obviously contracted with higher sources to find extra hours in the weekly schedule because she has also taken on multiple community duties on top of her intense work schedule. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities (AACSC), where she was the VP of National Legislation and a frequent lobbyist in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. She is the Vice President of Membership on the Board of the East Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) and she is the past President of the Official California Apartment Journal (OCAJ), where she was responsible for editing and publishing a monthly magazine with a readership of over 25,000 subscribers. Currently is is a Board Member for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) and is the Co-Chair of State Legislation.
Kari has a monthly article in AAGLA’s magazine called “ask Kari”. Ask Kari focuses on multiple topics impacting property owners. She is frequently approached by people wanting more of the useful articles and her wide-knowledge of current issues in the industry. Kari is a highly-sought-after speaker at several trade shows throughout the country, touted as a multi-family real estate expert; she is an instructor for continuing education courses including SCEP, she holds a real estate Broker’s license, she is also active in her community as is the Vice President of the Toloca Lake voluntary homeowners association.
Kari herself is a building owner, and a mother of two! Aptly named SKY Properties, Inc. has become synonymous with limitless energy, service and the constant striving for excellence. Constantly leading from the front, Kari sets a shining example for her employees, her clients, her tenants and her industry colleagues.