Kirsten Powell, Broker-Associate, Shareholder @ Aviara Real Estate, Realtor®, CA BRE# 01783549
Kirsten was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. While growing up, swimming was her main focus. With years of hard training and great coaching, she progressed to the point where she became the Danish National Champion and record holder in the 50 and 100 Meter Freestyle on multiple occasions. Her performance on the Danish National team led to her being recruited to swim in the United States for Indian River Community College and Florida State University on full scholarship while also representing the Danish National Team. While at Indian River, Kirsten was named Female Swimmer of the Year for NJCAA and while at Florida State, she was Team Captain and recipient of the No Pain No Gain award. She was also part of team at Florida State University that qualified for NCAAs.
She earned her degree in Hospitality Administration from Florida State and went on to work for The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company as a Concierge and Front Desk Manager before jumping to the financial service industry where she worked in many roles to include Vice President and Key Account Manager, Offshore Funds Manager and was also on the Steering Committee in London that oversaw the AIM Mutual Funds/INVESCO merger that created INVESCAP. In 2001, Kirsten decided to leave the corporate world and focus the next several years on raising her and Richard’s daughter. The customer/client training she received at the Ritz Carlton created a great base for how handles her clients in Real Estate and her background in the Financial Services industry helps ensure that the long view is taken when discussing whether or not a property is a good acquisition. The attention to her clients and her focus on organization and detail is valuable in all of her transactions.
Kirsten joined Richard in real estate in 2004 as the Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator and within a short time received her real estate license and taking on her own clients. In 2010, she earned her Brokers License, the highest licensing requirement in real estate.
On the personal side, Kirsten and Richard will be celebrating their 22 year marriage in 2016 and their daughter will graduate from Agoura High School in June 2016. She will be attending and playing volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona in the Fall.
In her spare time Kirsten can be found on the mountain bike trails in Agoura Hills and Malibu, or in the ocean surfing at Malibu First Point or in the various gyms cheering for their daughters club volleyball team and soon to be college team.
Contact her today to let her help you realize your real estate goals and dreams!