Specialties: Industrial, Warehouse, Land
Education: 1976-1979 Utah State University, Logan Utah. B.A., Landscape Architecture and Site Planning.
Ken grew up in Billings, MT and was raised liking the outdoors. Because of his upbringing, he enjoys hunting, fishing and camping to this day. (He still owns a 1969 Airstream his family uses from time to time.) For hobbies, he dabbles in brewing beer and has actually had 630 gallons of a personal draft recipe put on tap in five local bars after winning a contest for a fundraiser. He has led a rewarding career in commercial real estate and is both husband and father of two daughters.
Ken has been in business since the turn of the 1980’s. In fact, he actually started out working as a landscape architect for Ted Wirth and Associates for three years. He did extensive landscape architecture work for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming.
In1983, he started his real estate career as a residential agent. He worked in residential for about 10 years before purchasing his first commercial office/warehouse in 1995. It was basically a turnaround project he fixed up and leased out. He continued to build an additional office/warehouse on an adjacent piece of property and has continued to develop, lease and sell commercial real estate from 1995 to present.
He represented the sale and subdivision of 25 acres to Conoco Phillips, for future expansion, back in 1995. He also was the ground man for expansion in the Heights. In 2000, he pulled a project together which included subdividing a 10 acre parcel of land for the U.S. Post Office, veterinary clinic, bank, utility company and a branch of Deaconess Clinic.
Shortly after, he represented the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) in the site selection of their 52nd Worldwide temple. That transaction consisted of contracting with several property owners simultaneously and took over a year of negotiations.
Ken joined NAI Business Properties in 2003 and continues to grow a client base consisting of local and national clients. He currently is working on a 50 acre industrial park on the West End of Billings allowing builders the right to construct large 10,000-40,000 SF office/warehouse and manufacturing facilities. There is significant land development, re-platting and re-zoning of the site.
He is Vice President of the BIRD (Billings Industrial Revitalization District). The BIRD helped bring First Interstate Bank downtown and is working on a 450 acre master plan to reinvent, renovate and reclaim the East End of downtown by Metra Park.
His personal real estate portfolio consists of owning and managing 200,000+ SF of office, storage and warehouse facilities around Billings. He is part owner of A+ RV and Mini Storage.