|Since 1986, Keith Lord has served as President and General Partner of The
Lord Companies, L.L.C., a diversified real estate corporation with consulting,
brokerage and development divisions specializing in urban infill and adaptive re-
use brokerage, design, and development. The Companies' clients range from
developers, Fortune 500 corporations, banks, law firms, private individuals, and
the City of Chicago. In 2004, Keith Lord, along with Scott Fithian, were named
the City of Chicago’s "Top Retail Leasing Owner's Representation Brokers" by
the Commercial Forum Awards. In 2012 he received the Top Producer Gold
Sales Award by Chicago Commercial Forum for investment sales.
In 2009, Mr. Lord was a founding partner of Lord Financial Advisors, LLC.
He is currently the President and Manager. Lord Financial Advisors provides
distressed asset consulting and disposition services to financial institutions
including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, private equity firms, and
state banking associations. The principals of Lord Financial Advisors have over
80 years of combined experience in asset sales, real estate development,
lending, and asset management. Lord Financial Advisors has proven success in
helping financial institutions increase operating capital and reduce losses by
maximizing value in the sale of performing and non-performing loans, loans in
foreclosure and Real Estate Owned.
Mr. Lord is the President of the Retail Brokers Network which has over 65
independent commercial retail real estate offices, including 5 offices in Canada
and Mexico the RBN Network has over 600 brokers in North America,
providing local expertise to retailers, developers and investors within the United
States and Canada. The Retail Brokers Network is one of the largest
independent brokers’ association in North America.
Prior to The Lord Companies, Mr. Lord developed real estate for The
Trammell Crow Company which, at the time, was the largest real estate
company in the country. Major clients included AT&T, Seimans, Hanover
Insurance, NEC, Unisys, Quaker Oats, and Prime Computers. In 1985, Mr.
Lord was an investment banker for Lehman Brothers based in New York and
Chicago. His focus was on institutional fixed income and real estate and
From 1984 to 1985, Mr. Lord attended the Kellogg Graduate School of
Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he
received Masters Degrees in both Marketing and Finance. Prior to graduate
school, Mr. Lord managed a $45 million division of the Procter and Gamble
Company. He maintained full general manager responsibilities which included
strategic planning, finance, sales management, and marketing. While at Procter
and Gamble, Mr. Lord also served as a Brand Manager and Strategic Brand
With his extensive experience in his field, Mr. Lord has been published in
numerous periodicals regarding real estate and lectured at graduate and
undergraduate levels regarding real estate and real estate finance. He has also
been a regular panelist and moderator for real estate forums. Mr. Lord has
spoken coast to coast regarding consumer, economic and development trends
and how they have and will effect the Real Estate industry.
Mr. Lord is heavily involved in the Chicago non-profit sector and has served on
over 15 boards and been elected President of 8 organizations. Mr. Lord lives in
Chicago on the north side of the City.
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|THE LORD COMPANIES, L.L.C.