At Keeley Properties, our mission statement drives every decision, no matter how small: We invest in people and real estate to build relationships and activate communities. Our teams across the nation truly take this mission to the next level. Every day, we are working on creating built environments that enrich our communities by providing enjoyable, comfortable, efficient, and contemporary spaces for people to live, work, shop, and play. Our teams take this role very seriously, engaging with the best design and construction partners, paying attention to the finest of details, and executing our projects with the highest level of pride and ownership.
“To me, our mission comes back to our tagline of ‘investment with intent.’ Across everything we do – from choosing markets/neighborhoods in which to develop, designing properties that are site and community specific, managing properties that differ in scale and type, and pitching clients and potential tenants – we are thoughtful and intentional about what will have the biggest impact for our team, our partners, our communities, and our future.”
-Maggie St. Geme, VP of Marketing & Communications
This comes down to serving our customers with genuine care – our residents, tenants, tenants’ customers, partners, and communities. Keeley Properties provides white glove service in the real estate development, property management, and self storage spaces. 2022 was a year of incredible growth for each vertical, bringing new challenges and opportunities.
Multifamily/Mixed Use | 2022 brought the delivery of Marlowe, a ground-up multifamily residential development in the desirable Central West End neighborhood; the groundbreaking of The Clover, a 181-unit apartment complex at the Olive Crossing mixed use development, to be delivered in summer 2023; and a robust pipeline of projects in St. Louis, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Florida.
Property Management | The Property Management Team has grown our third party property management platform, leading to the addition of key team members including managers, leasing consultants, housekeepers, and maintenance. The team onboarded 1,050 units and 43,000 SF of commercial space, bringing the total managed multifamily units to just under 2,000! A strong pipeline for growth in 2023 is coming and the team is excited to bring the Keeley Properties difference to families and tenants across the nation.
BestBox Storage | 2022 was the first full year of operations for Keeley Properties’ self storage platform, BestBox Storage. This year, the team closed on over 100 acres of land, which comprises 22 assets and an estimated 12,500 units. With 13 groundbreakings, these facilities are slated to open in 2023, bringing the number of operating properties to 22. The team currently owns and operates 10 facilities nationwide, making self storage sexy.
“Keeley Properties has grown exponentially, and none of this would be possible without being surrounded by an amazing team both at the corporate and at the site level. Our people truly make the difference.”
-Julie Panagos, VP of Property Management
As Keeley Properties continues to grow (the team more than doubled in 2022 alone!), there will be endless opportunities to give our clients, partners, and communities an authentic, personalized experience. The team looks forward to continuing to build meaningful and impressive brands through the growth of our projects and people. Attention to design, detail, culture, service, and experience will always remain the cornerstone of our brands. As we expand into new markets, it's important that we keep our family culture alive. What makes Keeley Properties special is the unique bonds, trust, and respect we have for each other and our communities, and that is something we look forward to bringing to every new market we enter.
“My vision for the future is that we retain our nimble, opportunistic spirit while deploying institutional-level onboarding, investor relations, and – most importantly – customer service across geographic and asset class lines. This is only the beginning for Keeley Properties, and I can’t wait to see where we grow next.”
-Jason Braidwood, President of Keeley Properties
Click here to learn more about Keeley Properties!