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Karen Kaess Burke

Karen Kaess Burke, American real estate broker. Member of New Canaan Board Realtors. Junior League, National Association Realtors.


  • Burke, Karen Kaess was born on February 12, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Kenneth Richard and Marquerite Alice (Welch) Kaess.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Briarcliff, 1969.


    • Assistant editorial credit editor Glamour Magazine, New York City, 1969—1970. Teacher Canterbury School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1970—1971. Assistant director marketing Vogue Magazine, New York City, 1971—1972.

      Assistant fashion editor, 1972—1973. Assistant merchandise editor House and Garden Magazine, New York City, 1972. Teacher, volunteer fund raiser Matheny School Cerebral Palsy, since 1976.

      Marketing and brokerage Previews Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut, 1978—1982, Estates International Corporation, Greenwich and New Canaan, since 1978. Broker Realtech Realtors, New Canaan, since 1982. President Balloons Unlimited, New Canaan.

      Partner E.B. Wallace Inc. Chairman Junior Committee Channel 13, 1984—1985.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member of New Canaan Board Realtors. Junior League, National Association Realtors.


    • Married Edwin M. Burke, Junior, June 9, 1970. Children: Edwin M., James Van Vleck.
    • father: Kenneth Richard Kaess
    • mother: Marquerite Alice (Welch) Kaess
    • spouse: Edwin M. Burke
    • children: Edwin M. Burke
    • James Van Vleck Burke
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    Born February 12, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1969
    • 1969 - 1970
      Assistant, editorial credit editor Glamour Magazine
    • 1970 - 1971
      teacher, Canterbury School
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      assistant, director marketing Vogue Magazine
    • 1972 - 1973
      assistant, fashion editor
    • 1972
      assistant, merchandise editor House and Garden Magazine
    • 1976
    • 1978 - 1982
      marketing and broker, age Previews Incorporated
      Greenwich, United Kingdom
    • 1982
      broker, Realtech Realtors
      New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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