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GROUP KORA is one of Atlanta's top premier real estate teams with a laser-like focus on the luxury condominium market, and more than 30 years of collective experience in this space.   Founded in 2015 by Karen Rodriguez, the sales and marketing force behind the Ritz-Carlton Residences and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Atlanta.   Our team of dedicated new development specialists partner with premier luxury high-rise developers to bring marquee projects to market in the Buckhead, Midtown and downtown areas of Atlanta.  Working from inception, pre-development, or at any point in the development process, the experts at GROUP KORA conceives the brand, marketing, design and sales infrastructure necessary to create value and sell the world’s leading properties.

At GROUP KORA, we recognize that the real estate industry is changing, and most teams and brokerages are still doing business the way it’s always been done.  As an independent company, we are not bound by a one-size-fits-all corporate approach to marketing and sales. Instead, we have developed our formula which has yielded unprecedented results in the luxury market over the past ten years, including more than half a billion dollars in sales.

Our formula includes innovative use of technology, led by GROUP KORA’s co-founder Antonio Rodriguez, the company’s Vice President of Marketing & Technology.  This includes innovative web and graphic design, 3D Matterport technology, drone technology, VR and HDR photography.  Handling these functions in-house allows us complete creative and operational control. We also make extensive and strategic use of social media to reach buyers where they are spending their time and operate a state-of-the-art website which showcases the brands we represent in the best possible light. 

GROUP KORA is sought-after by the best developers in the city not only for its sales and marketing expertise but for its complete winning formula which includes Karen Rodriguez’s ability to get in front of trends and forecast where the luxury market is headed. We partner with clients as early as the pre-planning phase to advise on the newest and most desirable floor-plans, color palettes, finishes and elements of outdoor spaces, common areas and amenities.  We also make strategic use of press coverage to keep our clients and their projects in the spotlight during all phases of development to sell-out.

As part of a global network, our listings reach more than 60 million buyers and investors across a vast network in more than 50 countries, with key coverage in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.  We are also partnered with a Hong Kong-based real estate firm to get strategic access to that important market of buyers. 

The real estate landscape is changing rapidly, and GROUP KORA is leading the way in Atlanta.

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Karen Rodriguez, Founder, President

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#1 in Luxury Condo Sales Over $1M
#1 in Atlanta Condo Sales
#1 in Buckhead Condo Sales
#1 in Hotel Branded Residences Sales

Karen Rodriguez is a Real Estate entrepreneur and founder of GROUP KORA, Atlanta’s premier team for luxury condominium sales, both in resales and new developments. Over the last ten years, Rodriguez has been responsible for sales and marketing for numerous marquee condominium projects, worth close to a billion dollars in sales.

Rodriguez is a recognized and sought after new development sales and marketing force, responsible for the highly-successful Ritz-Carlton Residences project. She led her team to close more than $100 million in sales in just 2-1/2 years during the housing crisis aftermath. Recruited in January of 2014 to single-handedly take over all sales and marketing for the high-profile Mandarin Oriental project, designed by renowned New York architect A.M. Stern. Under Karen’s leadership, sales increased by 150% within her first 90 days of taking over project.

As a licensed broker and investor with more than ten years of Atlanta luxury real est…

Antonio Rodriguez, Co-Founder | VP Marketing & Technology

Antonio Rodriguez is co-founder for both CITY HAUS and GROUP KORA, and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Technology for GROUP KORA. Responsible for GROUP KORA'S technology initiatives and operations, including the design and function of the group's award winning website. Antonio ensures brand alignment across all channels. He oversees digital strategy as well, where he advances GROUP KORA'S mission to engage and disrupt online.

Antonio ensures that the team is on the forefront of real estate technologies from offering its agents and developer clients drone photography and video, 3D Matterport Technology and is leading the way in bringing VR (Virtual Reality) experience to Atlanta through the firm’s new development projects.

Antonio, a quintessential serial entrepreneur, founded a multitude of start-ups including an energy management firm to multi media companies prior to starting KORA Real Estate Group in 2015. Utilizing almost a decade of branding and digital marketing successes, Antonio has become a master at creating and growing intuitive and authentic brands both visually and digitally in a very short period of time.

Antonio is also the …

Fang Yang, International Sales & Marketing Manager

Yang is the leading force behind GROUP KORA's international sales and marketing efforts, ensuring that KORA's properties are presented and marketed globally. Fluent in Mandarin and English, Yang and KORA’s exemplary team serve an elite clientele of top executives, high-net-worth buyers/investors from Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Through her exceptional service ethic, encyclopedic market knowledge and a deep understanding of each client’s unique needs allows her to customize a search or marketing plan that yield the best results.

Prior in joining KORA, Yang led a successful career in finance and marketing in New York City. Trained as a Financial Analyst, Yang gained invaluable experience not only in statistical and analytical skills but also brought her to all major financial hubs of the world. Later she joined Markets Group, the No.1 financial services firm based in NYC as the Head of Marketing where she was responsible for brand awareness, creative direction and marketing promotions of 70+ financial forums each year in over 20 countries. Yang was hand picked by the World Economic Forum as the special event coordinator in her hometown Tianjin to coordinate t…

Rita Ascher, Director of Operations

With more than ten years’ experience working in luxury high-rise properties, Rita is the logistical force responsible for managing business operations for GROUP KORA. Rita met Karen Rodriguez in 2005 when she joined her first sales team as a closing coordinator for a 21 story condo project in Buckhead. Since then, she has worked as an integral part of Karen’s team, contributing to the success of several high-profile projects, including Residences at Mandarin Oriental, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, The Peachtree Residences and Terminus. Rita’s organizational and analytical skills, along with her drive to find solutions to the most challenging problems, make her an invaluable part of the KORA leadership team and a seasoned resource for its clients.

An important part of Rita’s role includes supervising the contract to closing process. She is responsible for overseeing the paperwork, scheduling and communication between all parties involved in the sale, including the seller, the buyer, the agents, attorneys, contractors, vendors and Residence Directors. She also oversees the readiness of the properties, ensuring all inspection elements are complete and the home is ready …

Katherine Diaz, Transaction/Closing Coordinator

Katherine Diaz serves as transaction and closing coordinator for GROUP KORA and their projects. Katherine oversees a multitude of tasks including contract file management, quarterly and annual market reports, managing the firm's listings in FMLS and general office duties.

Katherine is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Communications, and will be working on getting her real estate license this fall. Originally from Miami, Katherine relocated to Atlanta in 2014. Before moving to Atlanta, Katherine worked in her family’s jewelry business and used to work for a personal injury law firm in Boca Raton, Florida.

Katherine is a huge sports fan, so in her free time, she loves watching sports or attending games. She also enjoys traveling and exploring her new home.

Languages: English, Fluent Spanish