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Current Responsibilities
Mr. Keener leads the overall management activities and manages client relationships to provide superior client service for his portfolio.  He assists owners in developing real estate strategies linked to their business objectives and directs a team of property management professionals to meet the operational goals of each asset.  Mr. Keener provides leadership and guidance in key areas including strategic leasing plans to optimize tenant mix to drive occupancy and rents, asset repositioning through redevelopment and expansion opportunities, management of capital improvement programs and other value enhancement strategies for properties under management.


Experience 
Mr. Keener's 30-plus years of broad-based experience in institutional and entrepreneurial organizations includes key roles in property management, asset management, leasing, development and acquisitions.  Mr. Keener most recently served as Senior Vice President of Terramar Retail Centers following its acquisition of PDC, a Safeway company with a portfolio of 22 retail properties encompassing 2.6 million square feet, where he served as Vice President of Leasing and Asset Management.  He joined Safeway in December of 2000 as Vice President of Property Management for Property Development Associates, where he established and oversaw a network of eight offices for the management of Safeway's nationwide real estate portfolio.  Mr. Keener's former positions include Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Bay Retail Group, a retail property management specialist, Vice President of Asset Management for Aetna Realty Investor's and Vice President of Acquisitions for BRE Properties, a NYSE listed REIT.

 

Education and Affiliations
Mr. Keener received his MBA in finance and real estate from the University of California at Berkeley and is a founding member and past chairman of the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association.  He holds a  BA from Cal State East Bay, is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a licensed California real estate salesperson.