Keith Hyatt is a seasoned real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of real estate, with a particular emphasis in real estate development of luxury and urban high-rise, multi-family, and master planned communities for both public and private concerns. Keith specializes in real estate finance, development, and restructuring covering all types of properties, including Hotel/Motel, Office, Industrial, Retail, Condominium projects, Marinas, Multifamily and Mixed Use, and Master Planned Communities, as well as, turnaround and rescue plans for developers, contractors, and businesses with financial difficulties.
Previously, Keith served as the Director of Development for a regional construction and real estate development concern located in Jacksonville, Florida. In this capacity, he was responsible for all facets of acquisition, capital sourcing, capital formation, strategic planning, development management, construction management, project management, and disposition. In addition, Keith directed day to day operational management of two campus style office buildings, managed investor relations, and a custom home builder in the Jacksonville market.
Prior to Keith’s tenure as Director of Development, as noted above, he was Vice President of Acquisitions for a publicly traded, international development and homebuilding entity with a focus on luxury high rise and highly amenitized master planned communities. The company was known as Taylor Woodrow and Keith was responsible for the acquisition, development, and success of two luxury high rise developments in Florida: The Diplomat Residences in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and The Beach Residences in Sarasota, Florida. In addition, Keith was responsible for the acquisition of two residential sites in Northeast Florida and Georgia and a master planned community in St. Johns County, Florida. His responsibilities included, but were not limited to acquisitions, joint venture negotiations, market research, planning, financial modeling, entitlements, permits, CDD underwriting, HOA origination and management, project and sales management, construction management, and development management.
Keith also has extensive experience in corporate banking. He is a former Vice President and Eastern United States Manager of Great Western Bank’s Real Estate Group, where he was instrumental in managing and disposing of the REO assets contained within. Keith also served as a consultant to Chase Manhattan Bank and the merger with Chemical Bank to coordinate systems and cultures related to the merging of corporate philosophies, procedures, policies, and personnel relevant to loan servicing and foreclosure and REO departments.
In addition to working with a wide array of companies at all stages of the growth cycle, Keith also has a specialized focus in commercial real estate asset repositioning and finance. He has been instrumental in structuring and restructuring billions of dollars lent to both private and public concerns and all types of real estate including Hotel/Motel, Industrial, Office, Multifamily, Condominium projects, Retail and Mixed Use communities. Keith has served in the capacity as Receiver in both federal and state cases encompassing all asset classes throughout the country. He has extensive background in all phases of project finance and development for all types of commercial and residential real estate including cash flow forecasting, valuation modeling, highest and best use analysis, and determination of optimal capital structures.
Keith graduated from Eckerd College, where he received a B.A. in Human Development with High Honors and subsequently went on to perform graduate studies at the University of South Florida in Educational Measurement and Research.