About Our Founder & CEO

Kari founded SKY Properties, Inc. in 1997 to offer hands-on, boutique-level property management at a competitive price for multi-tenant property owners. Widely recognized within the property management industry as a leading provider of full-service property management, SKY Properties, Inc. thrives on quality customer service for property owners and tenants while optimizing property cash flow and streamlining leasing and maintenance.

Name any aspect of the complex world of property management and Kari Negri has been at the forefront, forging new ground, fighting for the rights of property owners and tenants alike, adding value, and making a significant difference. With a strong background in management, Kari founded SKY Properties, Inc. in 1997 to offer hands-on, boutique-level property management at a competitive price for multi-tenant property owners. Widely recognized within the property management industry as a leading provider of full-service property management, SKY Properties, Inc. thrives on quality customer service for property owners and tenants while optimizing property cash flow and streamlining leasing and maintenance. The company has been nominated multiple times over the past several years as Property Management Company of the Year, winning the coveted award in 2008, 2009 and 2012. The success of the company is directly linked to the growing reputation of Ms. Negri, the company’s CEO.

If you call or visit the SKY Properties offices in Toluca Lake looking for Kari, you will find a bustling business office that now oversees a staff of over 50 employees, responsible for 45 residential buildings with over 1,000 units. In addition, the company is responsible for the management of several hundred thousand square feet of commercial space for clients that include NBC/Universal and LeFrak, NY. Kari spends a considerable amount of time visiting these properties that span from Lomita in the South to Burbank, Toluca Lake, Glendale, Silver Lake, Loz Feliz in the east, as far north as Reseda and DTLA. Her hands-on experience and knowledge of each of her clients’ buildings gives her a considerable edge in the competitive world of property management. Her commitment to a level of excellence is evidenced by the fact that many of her clients have been with her since the inception of the company, a true testament to the level of “caring professionalism” Kari brings to her work, and a trait that is pervasive throughout her organization.

While some executives operate on a 40-hour work-week, Kari has obviously contracted with higher sources to find extra hours in the weekly schedule because she has also taken on multiple community duties on top of her intense work schedule. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities (AACSC), where she was the VP of National Legislation and a frequent flyer to both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. as the CA Advocate. She is the Vice President on the Board of the East Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS) and she is the past President of the Official California Apartment Journal (OCAJ), where she was responsible for the monthly magazine. Currently is proudly a Board Member for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA) and is the Co-Chair of State Legislation. Now in 2019 and 2020 she is the Delegate to the National Apartment Association NAA as a representative of AAGLA and has also been chosen to serve on the Independent Rental Owners Committee at NAA.

For over a decade, Kari has had a monthly article in AAGLA’s magazine called “ask Kari”. Ask Kari focuses on multiple topics impacting property owners. She is frequently approached by people wanting more of the useful articles and her wide-knowledge of current issues in the industry. Her website SKYpropertiesinc.com publishes a video each month for owners of apartment buildings. Kari is a highly-sought-after speaker at several trade shows throughout the country, touted as a multi-family real estate expert; she is an instructor for continuing education courses including SCEP, she holds a real estate Broker’s license, she is also active in her community and is the current President of the Toluca Lake voluntary homeowners association (TLHOA) in 2020.

Kari herself is a building owner, and a mother of two. SKY Properties, Inc. has become synonymous with limitless energy, service and the constant striving for excellence. Constantly leading from the front, Kari sets a shining example for her employees, her clients, her tenants and her industry colleagues.

Kari’s experience includes:
  • Former Apartment Association MSC Chairperson (2008-2015)
  • Apartment Association Code Enforcement Instructor
  • Two decades of property management experience
  • YouTube property management web series host – “Ask Kari Now”
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Featured speaker at many industry trade shows
  • Building owner
  • Multi-Family real estate marketing expert
  • President of the Official California Apartment Journal 2016
  • Vice President Apartment Association California Southern Cities
  • Vice President of Marketing East Valley Police Activity League
  • Secretary for NARPM National Association of Rental Property Managers
  • Treasurer of voluntary Toluca Lake Homeowners Association

Kari’s Experience Includes

Kari is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of California and is a CPM® candidate.
She has also obtained her RRP (Repairs, Renovation, and Paint) designation from the EPA which is necessary for all pre-1978 multifamily properties.
Featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine Southern California Edition Date: June 15th, 2020
Top Agent. Kari Negri - June 11th, 2020
President, Toluca Lake Homeowners Association (TLHOA), 2020-Present
Board Member, Toluca Lake Homeowners Association (TLHOA), 2010-Present
VP, Board of the East Valley Police Activity League Supporters (PALS), 2017-2021
CA Delegate, National Apartment Association (NAA), 2019
Independent Rental Owners Committee at NAA
Secretary, National Association of Rental Property Managers (NARPM), 2017
VP & Board Member, Apartment Association California Southern Cities (AACSC), 2016
President, Official California Apartment Journal (OCAJ), 2016
Southern Cities Apartment Association MSC Chairperson, 2008-2015
Board Member for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA)
Instructor, Apartment Association Code Enforcement (AAGLA)
Co-Chair of State Legislation
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Two Decades of Property Management Experience
Multi-Family Real Estate Marketing Expert
Building Owner
Featured Speaker at many Industry Trade Shows
YouTube Property Management Web Series Host – “Ask Kari”

Industry Recognition

  • 2015 Awards: Resident Manager AND Maintenance Technician of the Year!
  • 2014 Awards: Accounting Personnel of the Year!
  • 2013 Awards: Property Supervisor AND Maintenance Supervisor of the Year!
  • 2012 Awards: Property Manager of the Year!
  • 2011 Awards: Apartment Maintenance Supervisor of the Year; Best Apartment Building in Van Nuys.
  • 2010 Awards: Multiple Property Manager of the Year nominations; Best Apartment Building in Van Nuys.
  • 2009 Awards: Property Management Company of the Year for all Southern Cities; Best Apartment Building in Van Nuys.
  • 2008 Awards: Property Manager of the Year for all Southern Cities (51-100 units); multiple Property Manager of the Year nominations for all Southern Cities (16-50 units).

Resident Testimonials

“It has been truly a pleasure living here in Hollywood and renting from SKY Properties. The service has been exceptional. It has been by far my most pleasant experience renting to date. Thank you for your courtesy and professional service during the period of my lease.”

Xavier Savant

“This has been the best place for me. The manager is the best and the building is always clean.”

Dean Walsh

“We would like to thank you for your services provided. We have been in our apartment for more than 6 years and were very happy. Your manager is very professional.”

Zohar Avigad

“Thanks for being such a good manager and making sure repairs were well done when I needed anything fixed. You have been a great manager and I have enjoyed living here.”

Tiffanie Reierson

“Thank you for your courtesy and services during the period of my lease, and for allowing me to be a part of an extraordinary community.”

Christan Copeland

“I have enjoyed my 5 years here and have never had a better manager who takes care of all my problems immediately. This is a great building and I will miss it.”

Steve Brenner