Keith joins the Avison Young team with over 25 years of diversiﬁed commercial real estate experience throughout the southeastern United States. Prior to joining Avison Young, Keith was a principal and managing director of Front Street Management Group (FSMG). FSMG began in 2015 managing three properties totaling approximately 100,000 square feet (sf). During the next three years, Front Street’s portfolio grew to 25 properties with over 1 million sf of space. Keith is now focusing on asset management, investment sales, and consulting at Avison Young.
Prior to joining Front Street, Keith was the owner and president of Gainesville Real Estate Management Company (GREMCO). GREMCO was the general partner and property management company for 15 multifamily properties totaling 1,200 units and over 30,000 sf of commercial space. Keith was responsible for the acquisition, capital structure, asset management, and disposition for the entire portfolio, which had an aggregate value in excess of $70 million. GREMCO employed 40 team members under Keith’s direct leadership. While at GREMCO, Keith also oversaw the design and development (including ﬁnancing and lease up) of two multifamily properties totaling 215 units with a combined value of $22 million. He also spearheaded the development of a 155,000-sf shopping center located in southwest Gainesville, overseeing the project through design phases, ﬁnancing, lease up, and eventual disposition.
Prior to his career at GREMCO, Keith was the Regional Manager for Equity Residential Trust, the largest apartment owner in the country. Keith’s responsibilities included the management of nine properties representing 2,000 units located in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida. He was responsible for market research, due diligence, acquisition, and repositioning properties for future disposition with value-added strategies. Keith is a licensed Florida real estate broker and has served as a consultant to banks and institutional owners, as well as an expert witness for several court cases related to real estate.
Keith has deep roots in the Gainesville community and has served in various roles at several charitable organizations and industry trade groups. These include President and Treasurer of the Gainesville Apartment Association, Vice Chairman of Interfaith Hospitality Network, and as a member of the United Way Alex de Tocqueville Society. He has also served on the Staﬀ-Parrish Relations and Finance Committees at Grace United Methodist Church. While at GREMCO, Keith led an eﬀort that provided free housing to families receiving long term medical treatment at UF Health at Shands Hospital and at North Florida Regional Medical Center.