Leadership Team

Omar A. Karim


Mr. Karim has served as President of Banneker since its founding in 2005. Banneker has grown from a boutique real estate development firm to a diversified, full-service real estate and construction firm specializing in facilities and construction management with federal, state and local clients.

Since its founding, Mr. Karim has been responsible for Banneker winning more than $30MM in contracts and overseeing the construction of more than $200MM in public and private projects.  Prior to founding Banneker, Mr. Karim served as General Counsel for a Washington, D.C. based development company.  Before that, he served as a Corporate Associate with a large New York law firm.

Mr. Karim received a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University where he was a member of The Howard Law Journal and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, also from Howard, where he became the first undergraduate student to serve two terms on the University’s Board of Trustees.


Howard University, Juris Doctor degree

Howard University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering


National Leadership Council

Architecture Institute of America

National Society of Black Engineers

Young Presidents' Organization

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