Kristen Lusk Smith is pioneering change to the luxury real estate market in Northern Nevada.
Coming from the Lusk home building family in Southern California, Kristen’s lifetime of experience in real estate began at a young age. From the time she was a child, the conversation at most meals centered on land development, finance and construction. Not typical for most eight-year-olds! Afternoons were spent “kicking the dirt”, walking alongside her father to evaluate prospective residential and commercial sites. This is where Kristen first gained her respect, understanding, and love for the industry.
After receiving a B.A. from the University of Southern California in Urban and Regional Planning, Kristen further pursued her education for success in real estate. In 1996, Kristen received her M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in real estate finance. Prior to joining Olivery Luxury Real Estate, a Christie's Affiliate, Kristen held a variety of positions in the real estate industry, including Dickson Realty, LUSK, Kaufman and Broad, Coldwell Banker and Key Pacific Realty.
Today, Kristen brings an exceptional level of sophistication and knowledge to the luxury real estate market. She brings an analytical, business approach to buying and selling homes in the Reno-Tahoe area. Offering individually tailored, intuitive and visionary marketing strategies alongside a successful professional background, Kristen has the business acumen and design sense to make your buying or selling experience enjoyable and worthwhile.
Kristen sits on the board for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate in Los Angeles and Big Brothers Big Sisters in Reno. She is a past Board Member for Mountain View Montessori School board in southwest Reno. She is a previous Board Member and an active supporter to Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos - USA, a home and school in Miatcatlan, Mexico with nine other homes spread across South America.
For the best in Northern Nevada luxury real estate, contact Kristen Lusk Smith today.