Karen Johnson

Board Member


Karen Johnson is the President of DebtX Analytics.

Ms. Johnson manages the DebtX Analytics business. In this capacity, she is responsible for new client engagements and relationship management. During her tenure at DebtX, Ms. Johnson has built a valuation and analytics franchise, securing engagements from insurance companies, real estate debt funds, banks, opportunity funds and government sponsored entities (GSEs). The DebtX Analytics business provides valuations and analytics for nearly $1 trillion in real estate debt assets quarterly. Ms. Johnson joined DebtX from Standard and Poor’s Real Estate Risk Management group, where she served as a Director of Sales and managed client relationships for financial institutions investing in U.S. CMBS with assets under management in excess of $100 billion. Prior to Standard and Poor’s, Ms. Johnson was a Vice President of Sales for Global Link, a division within State Street Global Markets. At Global Link, Ms. Johnson was responsible for sales to Fortune 500 institutions. Ms. Johnson has held institutional sales and trading positions with leading investment banks, specializing in corporate, government and structured debt products.

Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Yale University. She also attended the New York University Stern School of Business. Ms. Johnson is also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.