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With more than 27 years of real estate experience, Rusty Karraker serves as Kingston Bay Senior Living’s vice president of investor relations.
Mr. Karraker spent 10 years selling and leasing commercial real estate in the Mountain View, Palo Alto and Menlo Park markets. He specialized in selling and leasing office/R&D, industrial and investment properties, representing a variety of tenants, buyers, landlords and developers.
Among his most significant transactions was one of the first Costco warehouse sites (115,000 square feet in Mountain View, CA) a complex, 15-acre land assemblage that included a variety of parcels, owners and prospective tenants. Mr. Karraker also focused on introducing small business owners to the opportunity of becoming their own landlord rather than continue to lease through the strategic purchase of various commercial properties.
In 1995, Mr. Karraker purchased Property Inspection Service in San Jose, CA, the largest residential inspection firm in Northern California. As its president, he oversaw the company’s marketing and day-to-day operations. The company performed over 35,000 residential inspections under his leadership.
Mr. Karraker also acted as a principal in various real estate transactions ranging from commercial and residential properties to multi-family projects.
Born and raised in Fresno, Mr. Karraker brings a legacy-rich background to the team. He is the son of Pastor Bufe and Roberta Karraker, a well-known and respected couple who impacted the lives of many within the Fresno community and beyond. Mr. Karraker is also a former Fresno State Bulldog who played under the leadership of Jim Sweeney. He was signed by the Denver Gold of the USFL and then by the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.
In 2000, the Santa Clara County Association named him “Affiliate of the Year” for his extensive community service. He also served as the Chairman of the very popular San Jose/Campbell Realtor tour meeting from 1998 – 2012.
Mr. Karraker is well known for his extraordinary effort as a top fundraiser for the Chicago Title Make-A-Wish Foundation Softball Tournament. Over the last 20 years the tournament has raised over $800,000 for the organization.