Karen Riley

Senior Advisor

Cresa Minneapolis

920 Second Avenue South
Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
United States
612.337.8498 main
612.373.0288 dd
612.868.3095 cell
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Throughout her career, Karen has been involved in corporate real estate strategic planning, site selection, space planning, construction management, development management, financing, sale-leasebacks, and national leasing. Her corporate real estate experience and diverse skills have proven invaluable to her clients and have played an integral part in the success of many projects, including lease negotiations, build-to-suit developments, property acquisitions and dispositions, and real estate financing across the country.

Professional Experience

Cresa Minneapolis 1996 - Present
Cray Research, Inc., Manager, Corporate
Real Estate    
1991 - 1996
Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Assistant
Vice President, Construction Financing
1983 - 1991
Doherty, Rumble & Butler, Real Estate Paralegal      1981 - 1983


  • Board Member, Lower St. Croix Valley Community Foundation
  • Member, Minnesota Corporate Real Estate Women (MNCREW)
  • Member, MNCREW Strategic Planning Board
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kasco Marine, Inc.


  • Metro State University, B.A., Finance 
  • University of Minnesota, Paralegal