SVP - Development Western US, Seritage
Ms. Keys is a real estate development executive, and also land use and real estate attorney, specializing in urban infill and transit oriented development projects. In March 2016, Ms. Keys joined Seritage Growth Properties as Senior Vice President, and she oversees development for the Western United States. Current high profile projects include the adaptive reuse of the iconic Sears building in Santa Monica, CA; redevelopment of the Sears property at University Town Center in San Diego, CA; and a major master planning and development effort of 14 acres in Redmond, Washington. Ms. Keys also spearheads joint development efforts and strategic initiatives on behalf of the company.
Previously, Kacy was with JH Snyder for ten years, acting as in-house counsel and director of development, sourcing deals, and overseeing due diligence, entitlement, acquisition, financing, disposition, leasing, purchase and sale agreements, asset management, partnership and operating agreements, public/private negotiations, joint venture agreements, commission agreements, and general business operations. While at Snyder, Kacy played a lead role in getting deals done; and she has extensive experience in strategic negotiation, entitlement and implementation. Notable projects in Southern California include: The Vermont in Koreatown (3150 Wilshire Blvd. – 464 high-rise apartments over retail); 1601 Vine (110,000 sq.ft. office project); 959 Seward (250,000 sq.ft. office project) NoHo Commons and 5250 Lankershim in North Hollywood (mixed-use multi-family, office, retail, Laemmle Theater); The Crescent in Beverly Hills (mixed-use multi-family and office); West Hollywood Gateway (retail); Bella Terra (retail); and more.
Kacy served as the Senior Real Estate Representative within the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, City of Los Angeles. During her service with the City, Ms. Keys spearheaded the Adaptive Re-use ordinance and major development projects in downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including Staples Center, Disney Hall, the Old Bank District and more. She also worked as the Chief Economic Development consultant to the Tenth Council District, City of Los Angeles, and prior to that time, she was an attorney with the law firm of Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble and Mallory. Kacy has a comprehensive knowledge of entitlement, land use and real estate law; she also possesses vital negotiating skills necessary for the implementation and approval of complex development projects. Prior to joining the JH Snyder Company, Ms. Keys established her own firm, Keys Consulting Group, providing expert advice on all aspects of economic and real estate development.