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Dan is a well-known and successful businessman whose career spans four decades. He has envisioned and formed companies involved in virtually every aspect of real estate–development, finance, construction and management. Some of this region’s largest and most complicated projects are products of Keating companies.
A current business focus is meeting the rapidly evolving need among clients for new and better managed services. It also taps one of the enduring strengths of a successful entrepreneur: the ability to attract and focus some of the best talent in the business on the needs of those clients.
Mr. Keating’s career is defined by ideas that have transformed the way real estate is developed and built. He will bring these ideas to this project.
Since graduating from Villanova University in the early seventies, he has served on the boards of many regional institutions and actively participated in numerous philanthropic activities.
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SPECIAL ADVISOR – RETAIL, DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Peter Fine joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in 2015 as a senior managing director in the Greenwich, CT office. He specializes in restaurants, hospitality, and assisting developers and owners in the conceptualization, planning and implementation of unique retail, restaurant and entertainment destinations. Peter is a development and leasing executive with decades of experience in creating, managing and executing development and merchandising strategies for some of the world’s most innovative and unique retail, restaurant and entertainment projects.
Peter began his career working with world-renowned visionary developer Sheldon Gordon, creator of ground-breaking retail projects such as The Forum Shops in Las Vegas. Collaborating on everything from strategic concept development to merchandising, leasing and execution, Mr. Fine and Mr. Gordon successfully created and developed projects that led the country in sales per square foot including The Shops at Mohegan Sun. They also successfully collaborated on concept development and merchandising for a number of other innovative projects, including London’s Battersea Power Station; Lac Mirabel in Montreal, Quebec; and Vornado’s Madison Square Garden 34th Street portfolio.
Peter recently developed a platform to provide strategic planning, guidance and fulfillment for successful and emerging restaurant and entertainment concepts; it already boasts a client list of some of the best food and beverage concepts and operators in the industry. Peter’s colleagues at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will also have the ability to leverage those relationships and experiences to help landlords create the right restaurant and entertainment mix for their owned, developing or repositioning projects, thereby maximizing their returns on their investments.
Peter received his Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1988.
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Bob is an architect, planner and construction executive whose forty-year career has been shaped by an exceptionally broad range of project experience in master planning, program development, building design and project management. During the past twenty fi ve years he has served as a manager and design advisor to the many Keating projects and interests, setting the stage for, and guiding the entitlement and approval process from “idea” to project completion. He has developed innumerable conceptual plans for gaming/hospitality, retail and mixed-use development of virtually all sizes—all directed at gauging the initial feasibility and viability of an idea. Bob completed undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and the E’cole de Beaux Arts. He holds graduate degrees in Architecture and City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a registered architect and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
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SPECIAL ADVISOR – MARKET & FEASIBILITY
Dan works directly with clients assisting them and their planning teams to determine the best mix of land uses at a site and to determine and project the market demand and financial outcomes for those specific land uses at the site over time. He also has worked on many renewal and repositioning strategies for existing developments and facilities. Dan’s work includes analyses for market segmentation, attendance and revenue by segment, seasonality, and other critical operating assumptions. He uses these assumptions to prepare and update operational pro formas and financial analyses to help clients make tough decisions and pursue capital. Dan’s rich portfolio includes downtown and corridor plans, retail and hospitality feasibility, museums, zoos, theme parks, water parks, resorts, aquariums, destination retail developments, and public parks and recreation facilities in 30 states and provinces across North America and in Asia and the Middle East. This broad range of experience, across many types of facilities helps him work on both simple and complex developments at many different budget levels. In addition, Dan has published extensively on real estate and commercial and cultural attractions, including articles in Fun World, Urban Land, and Planning and has addressed myriad conferences and professional meetings. Dan is a native of Boston and a graduate of the University of Texas – Red McCombs School of Business in Austin, Texas and the Catholic University of America – School of Architecture and Planning in Washington, DC. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and four children. Dan Martin, a 21-year veteran and Vice President of Economics Research Associates (ERA), has directed more than 300 land use economics projects over the last 25 years and assisted on many others with Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) and Cornerstone Development, as well as ERA. Projects include redevelopment strategies, feasibility studies, master plan economics, and economic impact studies.
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