Gerard J. Keating

Gerard J. Keating

CEO - Keating Resources

Professional History

Since 1989, Gerard has completed the sale, lease or development of real estate transactions in excess of $500 million and currently owns agriculture, mining, industrial, retail, and office real estate, along with river and rail terminals.

Gerard was an industrial real estate broker for Hiffman Shaffer Associates, Inc. in 1991-1999 after moving from Nebraska. There he earned top broker award and partner interest in 1996. He obtained the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute in November of 1996 and the Active Industrial designation from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) in November of 1996. In 2002, Mr. Keating was elected President of the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE), which is the largest commercial real estate brokerage association in the Chicagoland market.

Mr. Keating graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 1987, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Agribusiness major. He was elected student body president and regent in March of 1985 and elected to the University of Nebraska Foundation Board of Trustees in 2012.

Personal History

Gerard enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1989 with rank of Private. His Military Occupation Skill (MOS) was 98C10 Signal Intelligence Analyst. He obtained a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense. Gerard completed Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and MOS training at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. Gerard was accepted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, was commissioned on July 25, 1992, and completed his Officer Basic Course (OBC) in Infantry at Ft. Benning, GA. He was honorably discharged with rank of 1LT on March 26, 1998.

Rich Brolly

Rich Brolly

President - Keating Resources

Professional History

Rich Brolly is the President of Keating Resources. Prior to joining KR he spent 14 years in the metals industry as an Independent Consultant and Vice President at Corus International. As Vice President of Corus International, Rich was responsible for all commercial activities in the Americas Region and directed a team of 25 people with $230 million in annual sales.

Rich graduated from DePaul University in December 1995, earning his Master of Business Administration in International Business from the Kellstadt School of Business. His undergraduate degree is from Illinois State University.

He is a Licensed Real Estate broker in Illinois and Florida.

Personal History

Rich was born in York, England and relocated to the United States approximately 23 years ago. His spouse, Anne Marie is a New York native, they have 3 children, Maddie (18), Grace (17) and Annie (14). Rich played professional soccer in England after graduating college.

Tom Chvala

Tom Chvala

Director - Keating Resources

History

Tom is the Director of Central Florida Operations at Keating Resources. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics. He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Nebraska and Florida and has been working for Keating Resources since 2015. Since his childhood, Tom has been an entrepreneur, owning both a lawn care business and painting business. Today, he enjoys Keating Resources and the autonomy that comes with working here. He likes having the opportunity to explore new areas of agribusiness and real estate every day. He also enjoys the open communication between his coworkers. Tom is a friendly and energetic addition to the Keating Resources team! Tom lives in Florida and enjoys outdoor activities, such as biking and jogging, in his free time.