Purveyors of Luxury Real Estate
GROUP KORA is an Award Winning Atlanta real estate marketing and digital media company. Selling real estate and providing brokerage services at a high level is only a small part of what we do.
Our boutique real estate services are the culmination of years of proven experience and high profile success that include:
- Web Design
- 3D Matterport Video
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. Rodriguez has set Price-Per-Square-Foot records in the city’s most affluent areas of Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta. She has been responsible for sales and marketing for numerous marquee condominium projects, worth a half a billion dollars in sales. Karen and her team have garnered a reputation for excellence and has represented and worked with some of the world’s most influential people.
As a licensed broker and investor with more than ten years of Atlanta luxury real estate experience, she is known as the “Condo Queen,” a title given to her by other Atlanta Realtors and the local media, who turn to her for her market knowledge and expertise in the Atlanta condominium market. She also serves as a regular real estate contributor/blogger for the Atlanta Business Chronicle and has been featured or quoted in Forbes, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo Real Estate.
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.
In 2014, Rodriguez decided to start her own firm to expand her footprint of innovative sales and marketing in the luxury Atlanta real estate market with the launch of KORA Real Estate Group. In 2016, KORA Real Estate Group merged with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties to further enhance her reach and international presence.
When not working, Rodriguez enjoys spending time with her family and their two yellow Labs, Brody and Saban, and traveling to her second home in Miami Florida.
Yang is the managing director of GROUP KORA. In this capacity, Yang leads a variety of efforts for the team, including pre-construction consulting, market positioning, brand strategy, international marketing and sales. Before joining GROUP KORA, Yang led a successful career in finance and marketing in New York City. She was a financial analyst at CLSA and later, Markets Group, where she worked as the Head of Marketing 0rganizing 70+ financial forums each year in over 20 countries. In addition to her finance and marketing experience, Yang was handpicked by the World Economic Forum as the special event coordinator in her hometown Tianjin, China to coordinate Forum events and initiatives.
Yang is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and has been involved with the global launch for Mandarin Oriental Residence Atlanta and No.2 Opus Place and has recently overseen the acquisition, feasibility, pricing strategy, amenities programming, and design of 525 PARK, a boutique condominium project in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. As an undergrad, Yang studied at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Finance and Minor in Marketing and Economics. Yang is currently obtaining her Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development at Georgia Tech with a focus on sustainable design and construction.
A fan of good design, she loves to travel and explore beautiful places and interesting spaces. Yang and her husband have resided in Atlanta since 2016.
Yang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Amanda began her residential real estate career nearly 20 years ago, distinguishing herself as a Top 20 Transaction Leader active within the Atlanta Board of Realtors®. She has been recognized as one of the top 2% of agents globally within the Berkshire Hathaway organization, and since 2016 Amanda has been involved in over fifty transactions representing over $30 million in sales.
As a Buckhead resident for nearly a decade, she served on her local City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit where she became familiar with the city’s zoning and variance guidelines. Amanda became a Morningside resident in 2013 and has served as the neighborhood association’s education committee chair and an events committee member. Her appreciation for Atlanta’s Intown neighborhoods is rooted in a desire to maintain our urban forest and promote progress, respecting the city’s rich history and vast potential.
While in college, Jay spent his summers interning as a real estate and social media marketing assistant with GROUP KORA, learning the ins and outs of luxury Atlanta real estate. In college, Jay played a significant role in his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi as well as a member of the real estate fraternity, Rho Epsilon, and ACRE. Jay gained additional experience, working in student housing overseeing the lease-up of two luxury projects. Upon graduating, Jay decided to spend a year in Miami and worked at Skyline Equities as the executive assistant to CEO Evangeline Gouletas, one of the top real estate highrise developers in Miami and Chicago.
Missing his family and friends, he decided in 2020 to move back to Georgia and launch his real estate career in the city he loves so much. Raised in Atlanta Jay spent his formative years in Buckhead, attending Morris Brandon and playing Buckhead Baseball, before moving to East Cobb in Middle School and graduating from Pope High School. Jay looks forward to putting all his formal education along with his real world experience of being raised in a family of real estate entrepreneurs, to good use by helping others pursue their home ownership dreams.
Georgia Real Estate License, 2020
Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Marketing Major with Specialization in Real Estate
Graduate, Alan C. Pope High School, Marietta GA
ARA – Atlanta’s Realtors Association
BETA THETA PI – RUSH CHAIR 2017
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
(ACRE) ALABAMA CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMAFRATERNITY – RHO EPSILON
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
#1 in Luxury Condo Sales Over $1 Million
#1 in Buckhead Condo Sales
#1 in Atlanta Condo Sales
#1 in Hotel Branded Residential Sales
#1 highest atlanta condo sale 2016, 2017, 2018
Modern Luxury’s Atlanta Real Estate Awards 2020
Modern Luxury’s 2019 Real Estate Award Winner for Best Marketing, Best Social Media Campaign, Best Caravan
Over $100 Million in Sales at Ritz-Carlton Residences, Atlanta
Achieved Highest Sales Price & PSF Ever for 2 Bedroom at Four Seasons
Named “Atlanta’s Condo Queen” Realtor Magazine
Most Anticipated New Development J5 Midtown
Atlantan Magazine’s 2019 Luxe List Award Recipient
Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award 2018 | Top 1% Realtors Worldwide
GROUPKORA.com Named 2017’s #1 Real Estate Website in USA, Real Trends
Phoenix Award Recipient, 2016, Atlanta Board of Realtors
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