KAREN E. FLUHARTY | Founding Partner + Chief Strategist
A noted industry leader with more than 30 years of real estate marketing experience and the founding partner of Strategy+Style Marketing Group, Karen E. Fluharty is responsible for putting brands on the map, quite literally. Currently, Karen's work has touched more than 100 projects globally.
As Vice President of International Marketing stationed in Hong Kong and New Jersey for Chelsea Property Group/Simon, Karen pioneered Premium Outlets' early entry into Japan, Mexico and Korea. Launching nearly 10 ground-up projects, these properties remain amongst the highest sales per square foot performers in the world. Karen also served as Senior Vice President of Prime Retail with oversight of marketing strategy development, net operating income metrics, organization re-alignment, and expansion and repositioning of a portfolio of shopping centers totaling nearly eight million square feet.
A retail industry thought-leader frequently interviewed for both national and international news articles and television segments, Karen is also a sought-after speaker at leading real estate conferences and seminars. Now a 10-time ICSC MAXI award winner, among other noted industry accolades awarded to her throughout her professional career, Karen has authored many retail business opinion pieces and trend articles published in both U.S. and international publications.
Karen attended the Fashion Institute of Technology's Continuing Education Program and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.