Ray Karpe has resigned as president of the family owned Karpe Real Estate Center over off Ming Avenue. Apparently Ray, who has been president for the past five or six years, had a major "difference of opinion" with his father, Bob Karpe, over the direction of the firm. I am told that employees were stunned by the news. I reached Ray via cell phone but he politely declined to elaborate.
Bob Karpe is the son of the founder of the 83-year-old family business and a graduate of Cal Berkeley, where he played football. More on this as it develops.