Katie Johnson Bergen is a Principal of Corten Real Estate Management LLC where she focuses on fund raising and brand building. She has many years of institutional real estate experience including fundraising, fund formation, investor relations, marketing, acquisitions, asset management, business development, ESG strategies and implementation including GRESB reporting, as well as leadership experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining Corten, Ms. Bergen was a Senior Director of Capital Strategies and Investor Relations with EverWest, a $4B Denver-based real estate investment advisor focused on industrial and creative office. She also chaired EverWest’s DEI Committee and co-chaired EverWest’s ESG Committee. Previously, Ms. Bergen was Director of Capital Markets at CenterSquare Investment Management, a leading REIT and private real estate investment advisor, where she spent eight years covering private real estate, listed real estate and listed infrastructure.
She serves on the Executive Board as the VP of National Programs for the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA), a 1,200 member industry group dedicated to providing connection to its alumni members and to the university’s real estate program. Ms. Bergen co-founded Project Elevation, a real estate industry group dedicated to advancing diversity initiatives and best practices among its member firms.
Ms. Bergen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics as well as Finance, Investments and Banking.