kara cordray sugimoto

Prior to founding Origin Advisors, I served as a partner in the global real estate practice of DHR International.  Previously, I developed and executed senior- and executive-level searches as a senior principal with Rhodes Associates. And I was a director with Ferguson Partners, Ltd., a boutique executive recruiting firm focused on the commercial real estate industry, where I specialized in mid- to executive-level searches. I began my career with HFF, a leading commercial real estate capital intermediary, in Houston, Texas.

The light of my life is my amazing service dog - a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cooper.  Check him out on Instagram.


  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

  • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)

  • City of Hope Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council (LARE)

  • LARE's Building Hope Initiative

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC)

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)


  • LinkedIn Professional Recruiter

  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)

  • Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC)