About the Company
McKee Properties is a real estate management and investment company specializing in residential and commercial property management and leasing services, investment brokerage and tax-deferred exchange transactions. The company was established in San Diego in 1982 as a sole proprietorship, and was incorporated in California in 1985 as Russell B. McKee, Inc. The company has been headquartered in Coronado, California since 1989.
Russell B. McKee, Inc. is comprised of the following entities:
- McKee Properties (Residential Property Management, Leasing & Sales)
- McKee Commercial (Commercial Property Management, Leasing & Sales)
- McKee Private Capital (Commercial Real Estate Investments)
- Certified Property Maintenance (Property Maintenance & Construction Management Services)
Russell B. McKee, Inc. (California Bureau of Real Estate – License # 00907967)
Certified Property Maintenance (California State Contractors Board – License # 754790)
Russ McKee, President | CalBRE# 00717005
Russ McKee, founder and CEO of McKee Properties, has been a licensed California real estate broker since 1980. Through several strategic acquisitions, including Pacific Coast Management Systems, Strand Crown Realtors, Prudential California Realty Coronado, and McMillin Property Management, Mr. McKee has grown the company from a small San Diego based property management company into a diverse real estate enterprise including residential, commercial, and retail management and brokerage throughout San Diego County. In 2004, McKee launched McKee Private Capital to form group investments for the acquisition and operation of multi-family investments across the U.S.
In 2010, Mr. McKee turned day to day operations over to his sons, Patrick and Brendan, who work closely managing the two divisions of the company; McKee Properties and McKee Private Capital. McKee spends his time traveling, both for work and enjoyment, looking for new investment opportunities and classic cars to add to his collection.
Mr. McKee's education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master's Degree in Real Estate and Finance from National University. He holds the CCIM designation awarded by the CCIM Institute, as well as the National Affordable Housing Professional and Certified Occupancy Professional designations awarded by the National Affordable Housing Management Association.
Brendan McKee, Broker / Vice President of Property Management & Sales | CalBRE# 01882732Brendan oversees McKee’s San Diego based residential property management division, McKee Properties. He grew up in the family business and worked his way up through the company, starting out as a leasing agent at the age of 18. He’s learned every aspect of the business hands-on, and continues to play a vital role in bringing our clients new and innovative services. Brendan and his team work tirelessly to provide our residents safe and enjoyable living environments in all of our communities. He became the broker of record for McKee Properties in 2015. He is a 2009 graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
Patrick McKee, Vice President of Asset Management CCIM (Candidate), NAHP, CPO, HCCPPatrick serves as Vice President and Senior Asset Manager at McKee Private Capital. He has worked with MPC’s Midwest multifamily portfolio for five years. His core responsibilities include acquisitions, risk management, contract negotiations, and underwriting. Patrick earned his B.S. in performance at the Berklee College of Music in 2008 and is currently working on his CCIM designation. He travels extensively both in the pursuit of new investment opportunities as well as the oversight of MPC's existing portfolio.
Twelve full-time professionals staff the company’s operating divisions. Management positions include Broker, Regional Property Supervisors, Director of Accounting Services, Director of Maintenance & Construction Management, and Director of Business Development. All employees are licensed and bonded as required by law.
“As both owner and manager of residential housing, we provide a vital service to the communities in which we operate. We strive to provide safe and comfortable environments for our residents, while assuring that our clients achieve optimal returns on their investments.”
Russ McKee, President and Founder