Rachael Keener

Rachael Keener

Vice President

Current Responsibilities:

Rachael is Vice President of Food and Beverage Advisory (F&B Advisory) with the Retail Team in Houston, Texas. She has over 10 years of experience in Tenant Representation for the Restaurant Industry. She focuses on business development and maintain current clients leasing needs and requirements. Rachael also represents and advises owners in maximizing property exposure and improving leasing initiatives in securing healthy tenants and achieving maximum occupancy.


Rachael joined Emily Durham in 2020 at Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors as Vice President of Restaurant & Hospitality. Prior to joining WSREA, Rachael was a member of the Leasing and Tenant Representation team for 10 years as Vice President at NewQuest Properties. Previously she has worked with clients such as L&L Hawaiian, Gyro King, Jimmy John’s, Sonic, LA Crawfish, Amazing Lash, Heartland Dental, and various other local and regional tenants. She has considerable experience in handling all project types, from small strip centers to grocery-anchored shopping centers. In her first year as a broker at NewQuest, Rachael received the 2015 “Rookie of the Year” Award. 


  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology from St. Edwards University
  • TREC Broker License #614468

Affiliationsand CommunityInformation:

  • Texas & Houston Restaurant Association
  • International Councilof Shopping Centers (ICSC),Member
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Member 
  • Sandal Gap Art Studio, Member

Select Experience:

  • Local Table 
  • Rustika
  • Smoothie King
  • Songkran
  • Levure Bakery
  • Pizza Artista
  • Pokeworks
  • Rakkan Raman