John Karg

John and his wife Pam live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. John joined Hagen Realty Group in July of 2017. As a progressive business professional with a proven track record of achievement driving sales, improving customer satisfaction ratings, and identifying growth opportunities within customer-centric environments he is a great fit for our corporate clients. His past leadership roles were based on taking risks and executing strategy to break into saturated markets and effectively boost bottom-line company performance. John understands solving client’s needs and achieving top dollar for their property.

John’s military, financial and business teaching experience serves to assist his clients knowing they have a person representing them who understands commitment as well as the business aspect of a commercial transaction. His life experiences have taught him to understand, research and know the property, current market trends and potential developments near the subject property in order to provide the best solutions and options for his clients. Recovering maximum return for each and every client will always be his goal.

John will be focusing on the commercial market in the Atlanta Metro Area working with financial institutions, attorneys, business owners as well as trustees.


  • MAT, Business Education, University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA
  • MBA, Accounting, National University, San Diego, CA
  • Master of Science, Taxation, National University, San Diego, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Sociology, Excelsior College, Albany, NY

Professional Education:

  • Hospitality Management Certificate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Hotel Real Estate Value Creation Strategies: Renovations, Re-positioning and Turnarounds
  • Auctioneer Certificate, Missouri Auction School, St Louis, MO

Military Experience

  • Operations Specialist Senior Chief Petty Officer ~ United States Navy, Coronado, CA – March 1977 – March 1997

Work History:

  • UBS Paine Webber, Atlanta, GA - Financial Advisor & Branch Mutual Fund Coordinator - 3/1997 to 8/2000
  • Prudential Securities, Atlanta, GA - Financial Advisor & Assistant Branch Manager - 8/2000 to 8/2003
  • Banc of America Investment Services, Atlanta, GA – Financial Advisor & Assistant Vice President - 8/2003 to 1/2006
  • WHP LLC, Dunwoody, GA – Managing Director - 11/2004 to 6/2013
  • Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA – Business Education Teacher - 11/2012 to 5/2014
  • Universal American School, Kuwait City, Kuwait – Information Technology Teacher - 2014 to 2015
  • British School Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan - Business & Economics Teacher - 2015
  • Fulton County School District, Atlanta, GA – Business Education Teacher - 8/2016 to 7/2017
  • Hagen Realty Group, Auctioneer and Real Estate Sales - 2017 to Present

Community Involvement:

  • Past member of the Clayton County GA Rotary Club
  • Southern Regional Medical Center Planned Giving Committee (1998-2001)
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • Turnaround Marketing Association
  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Georgia Real Estate License
  • Georgia Auctioneers License