Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
As Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Betty Bourne Karp manages the detailed interior structure of Heritage Texas Properties, seamlessly overseeing the finance, technology, human resource and relocation divisions of the company.
With a solid background in real estate, management and finance, Betty ably provides part of the foundation on which Heritage Texas Properties continues to grow. She is the epitome of professionalism, yet everything Betty engages has a personal touch. Whether revising budgets or planning staff appreciations, she is tuned-in to the needs of the company and the best way for her to meet those needs.
Betty became licensed in 1978 and started her career on the property development and management side of real estate. During her ten years with Levering & Reid, she worked up through the ranks to partner where she was responsible for overseeing the operations of the company’s property management portfolio. Her work with the renovation of multi-family projects gave her invaluable experience with construction that she comes back to throughout her career.
Then, as owner of Realty Management Consultants, Betty further refined her property management skills. Transwestern Property Company, her largest client, valued her sharp insight and dynamic management abilities so much they offered her a position with their company. Betty eventually became the General Manager of Transwestern’s Residential Division, and the only female GM in the company at the time.
In 1990, Betty made the transition to Heritage Texas Properties–at the time still House Hunters, Inc.–where she turned her focus from property to financial management. In 1997, she became House Hunters’ business manager and in 2003 was made Heritage Texas Properties’ Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, a position she continues to serve with competence and efficiency.
Betty has two daughters – both devoted Aggies.