To understand what drives Katie Vander Ark’s passion for real estate is to connect her love of development with her appreciation for community. After entering the industry in community creation behind a large-scale commercial developer, Katie’s business has since grown to encompass residential services, multifamily, commercial, rehabilitation, investment and new development projects. Katie affords her clients a breadth of expertise drawn from a range of industries, from artificial intelligence, business and branding to marketing, research and public relations. She brings lessons learned in each of these capacities into her work as a real estate broker, whether it’s tailoring a marketing plan, running numbers and analyzing data, locating investment properties, advising new development projects or beyond.
Katie aligned with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty in 2017. She knew she needed to surround herself with a local market leader and outstanding team regarded for their representation of some of the city’s premier new development projects. Since joining RSIR, Katie has proudly served a variety of clients, from first-time and move-up buyers to investment properties within the Greater Seattle Area. She currently specializes in new condominium developments located in the downtown core.
After completing her undergraduate studies in Communications at Loyola Marymount University, Katie went on to obtain a Commercial Real Estate Certificate from Cornell University. She is now pursuing an Executive Global Masters in Management at the London School of Economics. When not in the office, Katie enjoys hiking, planning her next trip and refining her amateur photography skills.