Karena Gilbert

Karena Gilbert

Office Brokerage | Office Brokerage


Karena joined Thornton Oliver Keller in 2013. Her experience, along with her focus on customer service, is valued by all of her clients. She brings exceptional communication skills, critical thinking and creative problem solving to every project with a particular focus in investment sales, landlord and tenant representation.

Karena has a strong knowledge of the construction process with over 12 years as an owners representative, construction manager and project engineer, offering her clients significant insight as they evaluate their market position and developing opportunities. She is also highly specialized in sustainable building, is a LEED AP, and has been involved in the construction and certification of LEED buildings. Her experience in green building gives Karena an in-depth understanding of the substantial impact high performance buildings bring to the return on investment.


Karena holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Boise State University. She became a LEED AP in 2008, demonstrating her expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings serving the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors.

Karena is currently pursuing a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, widely held to be one of the commercial real estate’s most prestigious industry certifications.


  • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Idaho, member
  • USGBC Idaho Chapter, member
  • Green LEEDers, founder
  • EHS Lacrosse, board member


Karena relishes attending her kids’ sporting events, traveling, camping, skiing, mountain biking and enjoying all that living in Idaho has to offer.

Recent Posts

Great West Engineering opens for business in Lakeharbor

Great West Engineering, Inc. leased 3,654 square feet of office space in Lakeharbor, located at 3050-3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane in Boise.

Lakeharbor welcomes new tenant

Kim Keys leased 1,785 square feet of office space in Lakeharbor, located at 3050-3250 N. Lakeharbor Lane in Boise.

Graph of Boise's multifamily projects compared with population growth

Idaho continues to gain recognition as one of the fastest growing states, with the Boise MSA receiving a significant proportion of that population growth.

My Featured Listings

Emerald Square - Main Photo
4355 W. Emerald Street
Boise, Idaho
Office For Lease
Available: 537 to 2,845 SF
Rate: $15.00/SF FLSVEJ
Silverstone Plaza - Main Photo
3405 E. Overland Road
Meridian, Idaho
Office For Sale/Lease
Available: 5,157 to 5,940 SF
Price: $1,195,000.00
520 Franklin Road - Main Photo
520 E. Franklin Road
Meridian, Idaho
Industrial For Sale
Available: 24,677 SF
Price: $2,100,000.00