Your decision to invest in commercial real estate was probably based on several different motivations: portfolio diversity, high income potential, income tax advantages, or the search for more stability through solid, predictable returns.
There is usually a huge amount of equity required to complete an acquisition. This equity can be tied up for years since investments in individual properties are not liquid like the stock market. Some people have a large enough bank account to buy commercial real estate on their own. However, in most transactions, there are many parties involved: investors, lenders, tenants. And, they all have their own expectations and demand that the property performs as projected.
Managing all these expectations requires two precious commodities: time and expertise. So where do you get that expertise?
As a shopping center owner/operator for over 30 years I feel I can recognize the special talent it takes to manage a diverse community of retailers. Todd and his team have that talent…and that is why they now have me as a client.
David Alexander | Principal and Owner | Brookwood Square Shopping Center
We have been working with Todd Jurek at Keen Realty for both our multi-tenant industrial properties in Houston for the last 12 years. We highly recommend him for property management and maintenance, as all of the services are done professionally and efficiently.
Hrant Dostounian | Principal
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Todd Jurek and Keen Realty since 2014 when I bought my first NNN property in Texas. They have given me peace of mind managing my properties in Texas.
Since I am in New York, it is comforting knowing that Keen Realty is a reliable, honest and qualified company for all property needs. They always consult me before doing anything major and truly care about each property’s success…and are one of the top management companies I have worked with.
Haim Joseph | Owner | Texas Colony Plaza, LLC, Multi-Tenant Shopping Center
When I came home to Houston in 1996, I wanted to do a 1031 exchange to sell some real estate in California and purchase like-kind commercial real estate in Houston. I was introduced to Todd Jurek who became my first property manager. Todd handled the new building management and took good care of the many ongoing site details.
Todd always hired good people and trained them for his excellent accounting reports in QuickBooks as well as his customized software showing my Return on Investment (ROI).
As a Landlord I could rely on him and his staff to present the building to potential future tenants. His maintenance staff keeps excellent relations with existing tenants. He groomed his people to provide A+ service.
The team at Keen Realty has served me well over the past 2 decades and I recommend them highly!
M. Catherine (“Polly”) Shouse | Owner/Managing Member | Multi-Tenant Flex Service Center
Keen Realty has managed properties for our investment group over the last 4 years. Their ability to manage different asset types and their ability and willingness to be nimble with challenging properties and situations is what sets them apart from other management companies out there. They provide class A service while being able to maintain that personal touch all owners appreciate when hiring someone to take care of their asset. We look forward to many more years with Keen Realty managing our properties.
Richard Lorenzen | Asset Manager | 3 former hospitals converted to youth shelter facilities
Keen Realty has been my one-stop shop for real estate management for many years.
From top to bottom the people of Keen are professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with.
Whether it is high level deal negotiations, or overseeing the repair of a door hinge, I always feel like the team at Keen is fully engaged to complete the task a hand.
Their reports are well designed and organized, which is a reflection of everything they do.
Dr. Mark Brinker | Owner | Multi-tenant shopping centers
Todd Jurek has represented my family on our Houston retail center for over 30 years. His expertise in commercial real estate has been invaluable to us! As foreign investors, we have to trust someone to care for our investment…and we trust Todd and his team at Keen Realty completely.
During the recession, while many people lost their properties, Todd kept safe our investment with smart and knowledgeable management. Maintenance, repairs and improvements are always done timely and painlessly. He is a great asset to us, and will be for anyone who wants quality service.
From management to leasing to construction services, we cannot say enough about how well we have been treated. Thank you, Todd and the Keen Team!
Gasan Makarem | Partner in a multi-tenant retail center | West End Plaza
I have been working with Keen Realty for about 2 ½ years now. One of my first interactions with them and certainly the one that stands out most in my mind is how I received a personal phone call from the Property Manager and the Managing Director to discuss Hurricane Harvey and the action steps to prepare the property. Most property management companies have an email template they recycle and put on blast to all their owners. This personal service and superior communication is what set them apart from other management companies I work with.
Tina Colucci | Amerco Real Estate Company | Asset Manager | 2 multi-tenant shopping centers | Amerco Real Estate Company
I have worked with Todd Jurek off and on for 30 years in commercial real estate. Todd’s vast knowledge from management and leasing to acquisitions makes him invaluable. Todd’s commitment to his clients and frank communication makes him a pleasure to work with. I currently use Todd/Keen Realty on one of our shopping centers.
Patrick M. Miller | 4M Investments | Partner | Park Ten multi-tenant shopping center
I have known Todd for several years and Stafford Barrett partnered with his firm for management services in College Station. Keen’s professional approach and depth of knowledge in the commercial real estate industry puts them in a category above their competitors. I have hired them to manage my personally owned real estate. They are a first class company I trust!
Seth McKinney | CCIM and Partner | retail, single tenant and office building owner
When we hired Keen Realty, we needed to have confidence in our property manager. We needed a professional and experienced team who was not only ‘capable’ of operating from a property owner’s perspective, but a team who would actually perform with an owner’s perspective. I always had complete confidence that Keen was performing in our best interests….Keen always met its deadlines… your team always performed with the proper sense of urgency… …Your reporting is consistently comprehensive, timely and accurate…Keen’s takeover of the property and the transition from our previous property manager was truly seamless and pain-free… your blanket insurance program saved us a lot of money, provided better coverages and saved us time at renewal each year… it is really a nice surprise to get everything you bargained for!
I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future!
Lee Clark | Asset Manager | 120,000 SF industrial manufacturing and distribution facility
Mogen Industrial has worked with Keen Realty over the last 6 years with great results, both in leasing, and buying needs. Overall, we ﬁnd their services, eﬃciency, consistency, and understanding of the market, to be superior to their competitors. We feel we chose the right company to meet our real estate needs.
Joe Errigo | President | Mogen Oﬃce Furniture
It has been a pleasure working with Keen Realty. The quality of service provided has proved them to be a take charge company that is able to successfully develop plans and implement them in a timely and accurate manner. Without reservation, we highly recommend Keen Realty Advisors.
Todd Felder | Real Estate Director | Sherwin Williams
From idea to reality, Keen Realty helped us build our new steel plate processing plant. We had our own ideas, in how to get it done, but their knowledge of the marketplace, architectural and engineering contacts, and relationships, led us to an even better ﬁnal result. They are an excellent resource for any business owner.
George Thompson | President | Texas Steel Processing Inc.
Keen Realty has been a great company to work with. Their staﬀ is very knowledgeable, helpful, as well as professional in representing our company. I would highly recommend KRG for any real estate related needs.
Jim Haley | President | Pikes Peak of Texas Inc.
We engaged Keen Realty to handle our corporate headquarters development project and they did so brilliantly. We were able to grow our business by 30%. They listened to our needs. The ﬁnal product was exactly what we envisioned. We are enjoying our home and would highly recommend Keen Realty Developers services.
James Hook | President | Tornier