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KeyBank Expands Pacific Northwest Affordable Housing Presence

KeyBank Expands Pacific Northwest Affordable Housing Presence

Keybank Real Estate Capital has appointed two new relationship managers, focused on affordable housing to expand community development lending and investment (CDLI) activity in the Pacific Northwest.

Christopher McKenzie joins KeyBank as a relationship manager to expand CDLI fund investment activity. He will be based in the firm’s Portland, OR office and will report to Celia Smoot. McKenzie was previously an origination officer at National Equity Fund.

Caleb Stephens has been promoted to senior relationship manager to expand community development and investment activity. He will be based in Seattle and report to Catherine Danigelis. Stephens previously held the role of senior associate, Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations at KeyBank for the Northwest region.

“Christopher and Caleb have a proven track record of driving originations in the affordable housing industry. We’re excited to continue to expand our affordable housing platform,” said Robert Likes, executive VP and national manager of KeyBank CDLI. 

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About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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