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Overview

Keyon understands firsthand how real estate drives economic development — as well as clients’ businesses.

His interest in real estate grew out of the 2009 recession, when he saw how economic and housing issues affected communities. Keyon earned a real estate license and soon decided to pursue a legal degree.

After law school, he joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he closed transactions and handled various financing. He supported HUD’s Offices of Multi-Family Housing and Residential Care Facilities in handling asset management matters. These concerned Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts, transfers of physical assets and Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act (LIHPRHA) transactions. Working with HUD increased his awareness of how real estate can spur economic growth, as well as his familiarity with a variety of real estate financing vehicles.

Keyon has experience with financing that encourages the development of projects geared toward low-income individuals that are both affordable for developers and beneficial for investors, while also navigating commercial spaces and tax credits. He draws on this knowledge every day as he works with clients looking to build, buy, sell or invest in affordable housing, commercial retail or commercial residential properties.

What Keyon loves most about his work is the tangible impact: he finds great satisfaction both in knowing that he’s helped economic development in underserved communities and in furthering clients’ business interests.


Service

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Advanced Opportunity Fellowship Recipient
    • UW Moot Court Board
    • Black Law Students Association, Executive Director and Vice President
    • Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society, Senior Note and Comment Editor
  • B.S., Purdue University
    • Retail Management
    • Scholarship Athlete
    • Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Wisconsin State Bar
Outside the Office

Keyon likes staying active and is especially fond of boxing, a sport in which he formerly competed.

He has athletic experience at the professional level: after playing college football for Purdue University, Keyon played for two Canadian Football League teams, the Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions.

Keyon also enjoys both comedy and horror movies, as well as trying out different cuisines.