Keaton has been actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry since 2003. Originally from western North Carolina, Keaton moved to Manhattan in the early 2000’s to work for a real estate technology firm where he developed and created a web-based GIS system for real estate firms.
Keaton joined BlackRock in 2007 as an Investment and Portfolio Manager within the BlackRock Alternative Investment platform. He managed an approximate $1.1 billion portfolio of US based real estate investments comprising of retail, hotel, industrial and multi-family assets. His clients ranged from pensions funds, university endowments funds, sovereign wealth investors and high net worth individuals.
In 2007, Keaton earned a Master of Science in Real Estate Finance and Development from New York University. Keaton also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography and GIS. Keaton is involved with the International Council of Shopping Centers, Asheville on Bikes and is a supporter of Consider Haiti.
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