NEW YORK —Kari Hegarty has joined BerlinRosen as senior VP of real estate.

Hegarty, who joined the firm in October, is charged with expanding the number of luxury residential companies on BerlinRosen’s client roster. The real estate group current represents organizations including Brookfield, SL Green, Skanska, and Silverstein Properties.

Hegarty has nearly 20 years of experience in both commercial and residential real estate PR.

Hegarty joined BerlinRosen after eight years at Relevance International, where she most recently managed the firm’s New York real estate division as senior director. She was a Rubenstein VP for more than three years before that.