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Kari Pitkin

Co-Head, EMEA Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging at Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Kari Pitkin is Managing Director, Co-Head EMEA Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Kari has spent the last seventeen years in Europe, and prior to London she resided in Sydney and New York, always focussed on Real Estate Investment Banking. 

Throughout her career Kari has been involved in over $60 billion of real estate transactions on a global basis, including the US, Australia, Singapore and Europe. 

Kari is a founding board member of the Certified Real Estate Analyst certification in conjunction with DVFA and IREBS.  She is a Trustee for the Urban Land Institute.

Kari is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received an MBA, with honors, from the Darden Graduate School of Management.  She is a Shermet Scholar, recipient of the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence and a Raven.  In addition, Ms. Pitkin is a previous Board member on Darden’s Alumni Board and the Dean’s Global Advisory Council.