Krystal Carcieri Carnes

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Krystal Carcieri Carnes | 39 | Director of marketing and design, Carpionato Group LLC


What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? Most recently we have seen a significant shift in our tenant mix, which is now strongly dominated by the wellness and beauty markets. The trend illustrates what is most important to consumers post-pandemic. The health, urgent care, fitness, therapeutic, alternative and holistic medicine, and medical spas are at the forefront of our retail communities.

What was your first job? Working for my family’s business, Krystal Shoes. I worked the sales floor and helped with buying inventory and advertising.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Life is full of surprises.

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What moment changed your life more than any other? The day I became a mom. Everything I worked so hard for up until that point was put into focus. I wanted to be the best example to my children.

What is your greatest attribute that you bring to your job? I am open-minded and try to find a comprise whenever possible. Not every situation will have a perfect outcome, and finding the best middle ground is not always clear.

Fox or MSNBC? Both. In my industry you need to keep a pulse on all perspectives of the economy and all the drivers of the real estate environment.

What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? I had always been fascinated by architecture and its ability to revitalize and reimagine spaces. To take something lifeless and create something beautiful and impactful – I wanted to be part of that process.