Christina Podoll Ballweg - Executive Vice President
Christina provides strategic leadership for the company, and assists in establishing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for SARA. She oversees and facilitates the interdepartmental operations that drive SARA’s real estate acquisitions, developments, and corporate business initiatives. Christina provides guidance to the teams responsible for the oversight and performance of SARA’s investment properties and takes an active role leading the investor relations team, developing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with SARA’s select pool of investors and members of the investment community.
Christina joined SARA Investment Real Estate in 2012, as a Commercial Broker and became director of the department within a few months. Shortly thereafter she served as Vice President of Operations until she was named Vice President of Investor Relations at the end of 2016.
Christina attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Edgewood College. She currently serves on the board of Just One International with the mission of affecting cultural change in Honduras. She is a former officer and board member of Madison South Rotary and stays active in her community supporting several local organizations.
Prior to joining SARA in March of 2012, Christina worked for a woman-owned, boutique investment firm where she marketed the firm’s proprietary investment strategies to the institutional marketplace.