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Jonathan Keyser is the founder and thought leader behind Keyser. With more than 18 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, Jonathan represents companies both domestically and internationally across a broad range of industries. Jonathan is particularly good at identifying creative strategies to align real estate with business requirements, designing and implementing unique solutions to complex real estate challenges, and solving Landlord / Tenant conflicts where negotiations have deteriorated in the face of rising hostilities.
Prior to founding Keyser, Jonathan was Principal of Cresa’s Phoenix office, which is an international commercial real estate advisory firm. Jonathan is an author, a national speaker on real estate related topics, a regular contributor to The Business Journal and other publications, and was recognized years ago as one of the Nation’s Top Rising Stars in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining Cresa, Jonathan was a Director with Grubb & Ellis Company.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
International Masters in Corporate Real Estate (MCR) Designation, CoreNet Global
Certified Commercial Investment Candidate, CCIM Institute
Real Estate Brokers License, Arizona Department of Real Estate
Past President, Arizona Business Leadership (ABL)
Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix
Board of Directors, Great Hearts Academies (North Phoenix Prep & Archway North Phoenix)
Business Advisory Board, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SAARC)
Committee Member, Financial Executives International (FEI)
Committee Member, CFO of the Year Awards
Past Board Chair of Corporate Partnerships, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Active Member, CoreNet Global
About Me & My Personal Commitment to Service
I used to be a very selfish and self-centered individual. Fortunately, I had a change of heart, and now my primary passion in life is Service. To me, this means putting the needs of another individual or group of individuals ahead of oneself and committing to their success without the motive of personal gain or advancement. This sounds irresponsible in today’s world, but the experience of living this way and the success that results is extraordinary when one fully commits themselves.
When ancient teachers made statements like: “He who wants to be the greatest must be the servant of all”, these ancient teachers had actually figured out the simple secret to success in life, and they were trying to share it with us so we would live happier and more fulfilled lives. With each member of Keyser, my clients, my friends in the community, and even people I have not yet met, I am completely committed to selfless service.
To me, that means truly going above and beyond with each person I interact with. It means reaching deep within myself in every action and interaction to do everything I can for each person in the time allotted, regardless of whether there is personal gain in it for me. The joy, relationships and success that come with this approach are nothing short of extraordinary, and that is what I am committed to for the rest of my life.
I have a dream. I dream of a world where people help each other selflessly, and without regard for personal gain. In this world, real relationships are created, people do everything they can to truly help others, extraordinary accomplishments occur, and people live happy and fulfilled lives. This is precisely why I felt the need to create Keyser — to train and teach people how to selflessly serve clients and the community — and then inspire and empower them to teach others how to do the same.
It is precisely this commitment to our clients that helps us accomplish results that others cannot. We are simply more committed to our clients, and as a result, we dedicate all of our talent and energies to achieve the best possible result for them each and every time. Our clients know that regardless of how difficult or daunting the task, each member of Keyser is completely and utterly committed to their success.
Every member of our firm sacrificed greatly to be a part of Keyser. I personally abandoned millions of dollars of ownership interest in a growing and profitable national real estate firm, and other Keyser member’s sacrifices have been just as great.
This just isn’t another real estate advisory firm. There are plenty of those. This is a firm intent upon changing the world, one act of service at a time, and it is precisely this commitment to service that makes Keyser such an extraordinary firm to be a part of.