Michael Keston

Chairman and CEO

Mr. Keston is Chairman and CEO of KFG Investment Company, a privately owned real estate and investment company.  KFG Investment Company and Affiliates have built and marketed approximately 50,000 residential units in more than 140 separate communities since Mr. Keston joined the Company in 1970.  The Company currently owns over 2 million square feet of industrial and apartment income properties in California and Texas and more 3,000 residential lots in California with a value in excess of $100 million.

Mr. Keston serves on the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy and is a member of the Executive Committee of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.  He is an Adjunct Professor in the Masters Degree Program in Real Estate Development at USC since 1990, and has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics for the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael has previously served as Chairman of the Board of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and as a member of the Board of the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commission.

Mr. Keston is a past Director of the Los Angeles Conservancy, past Director of the California State Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Heal the Bay in Santa Monica and Heal the Ocean in Santa Barbara.

Mr. Keston served as President of the Building Industry Association Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter in 1990.  He was Chairman of the Political Action Committee of the Building Industry Association of Southern California from 1982 to 1990.  During that time, he was instrumental in raising over $6 million for contributions to State and Local political elections and issues.  He is a 1996 recipient of the BIA Medal of Honor and was inducted into the California Building Industry Foundation Hall of Fame in 2004.

A native of New York City, Mr. Keston received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from City University of New York in 1961, a Master of Science Degree in Engineering from San Diego State College in 1964 and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1966.