Keith Earnest

Executive Vice President, Phoenix

Keith Earnest joined VanTrust in 2014, already having more than 35 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate and more than 25 years of experience as a Developer. 

Keith oversees the Southwest regional office of VanTrust, leading all phases of the real estate development processes in Arizona, Southern Nevada, Colorado, and California. Specific responsibilities include project feasibility, market analysis, site acquisition, entitlements, design and construction oversight, as well as leasing and sales. 

Prior to joining VanTrust in 2014, Keith was Executive Vice President with RED Development where his primary focus was the development of the CityScape project in Downtown Phoenix. CityScape is a mixed-use urban project that includes more than one million square feet of class A office, retail, restaurants, a Kimpton Palomar hotel and residential apartments. 

Keith also spent 11 years with Opus West Corporation where he was responsible for the development of more than five million square feet in Arizona, Nevada, California and Utah. During his tenure with Opus, he developed one million square feet of specialty retail and power centers, one million square feet of industrial distribution space, and more than three million square feet of Class A office. Keith began his development career as Vice President with Trammell Crow Company overseeing leasing and management of over two million square feet of projects in Greater Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego. 

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