After earning an undergraduate degree, Kenji Otokawa, B.B.A. in Accounting ’09, MBA ’16, worked for a financial firm for five years before deciding he wanted to build his own real estate company. With his sites set on tackling Atlanta’s booming real estate market, he looked to Robinson’s MBA program for guidance. Otokawa said the Flex MBA was an ideal fit because it allowed him to continue work while he built the bridge between where he was and where he wanted to be.
Otokawa soon partnered with fellow Georgia State University alumnus, Matt Palmer, to found KOMP Realty and KOMP Investments.
Their company is making profits every year in the residential real estate market, but Otokawa is eager to take on larger commercial endeavors.
“The goal is to be able to tackle any project we want,” he said.
Being in the heart of Atlanta, Otokawa said, opened up opportunities for him as a student and now as a real estate professional.
“You just feel more connected. You’re so close to big corporations. We had guest speakers come talk to us all the time. Now I’m in the thick of it,” he said.