Nene Matey-Keke, Broker/Owner
Nene has more than 17 years of experience in real estate and development, construction, and financial investment. He has held positions as a real estate broker/agent, and project manager for Model Cities CDC (a midsize real estate developer), lead abatement general contractor, as well as a financial planner/stock broker for two of the largest financial institutions in the industry.
In November 2014, Nene was named the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) 2014 REALTOR® of the Year, for his dedication to his clients, involvement in local, state and national associations, and volunteerism throughout the community. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® (MNAR). He holds numerous committee memberships at his local and state real estate associations, including current Vice Chair of the Global Business Council for MAAR and past Chair of the Diversity Committee for MNAR. On the national level, he participates on the Research and Housing Opportunities Committees representing the state of Minnesota. In 2013, Nene was appointed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to be a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) and serve as the official representative of the real estate industry to Congressman Ellison of the 5th District of Minnesota. He was also appointed by MNAR to be on the MNAR REALTOR® Political Action Committee (MN-RPAC) Board of Trustees.
During his work as a project manager for Model Cities Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit real estate development company, at one time or another Nene managed all of their real estate development related activity and transactions.
Between his work at Model Cities and Beacon Interfaith Housing Initiative (formally known as Plymouth Neighborhood Foundation), Nene has had significant exposure to commercial real estate, from predevelopment activities including document preparation to transactions including land assembly. The projects have been affordable multifamily housing to mixed use (Multifamily and retail/office) projects ranging from five to twenty million dollars.
His professional experience gives him a unique perspective on local market trends from diverse viewpoints. Nene holds 9 different professional licenses, 12 certifications, and 2 designations. Nene has the ability to work with a vast network of professionals from the Midwest region, the nation, and across the globe. His certifications include training and resources to be able to work in international markets, as well as local. As a first generation American, he has relationships with members of the immigrant community and additional connections with the international community.
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