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Kenneth P. Braun

Kenneth P. Braun PhotoKenneth P. Braun
IndustryReal Estate Development & Finance
TitlePresident/Investment Banker
ExpertiseLand, Retail, Office, Apartments, Industrial and Hospitality (hotel) Industry
Current OrganizationBraun Asset Management, Ltd., USA Mortgage, Pierce Eislen and Concorde Equities
Type of OrganizationCommercial Real Estate Finance, Development and Management
Major ProductCommercial Properties, Mortgages and Management
Area of DistributionNational/International
University/DegreeBusiness Management and Real Estate, Ottawa University and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
BornJune 17, 1936, St. Louis, Missouri
Honors & AwardsVoted (with his spouse) Grandparents of the Year, St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, CA, 1999 and again by J. Serra High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 2008; Founding Members of both schools; Who's Who in Arizona, 1989; Various Professional Awards
AffiliationsSouthern California Investment Association; President's Club; Board of Trustees, Ottawa University
Hobbies & SportsTravel, family activities
Career AccomplishmentsBesides administrating a billion dollar annual lending program for commercial real estate, he also managed a two and a half billion dollar loan portfolio; During his tenure at Heller, one of his proudest accomplishments was being part of a team that saved the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co. from being liquidated by AMF, lending the Harley Davidson family of stockholders $175,000,000 to repurchase their company stock from AMF proving to be one of the biggest commercial success stories in American history
Work HistoryIn the Real Estate Lending and Investment Banking arena since 1965; Board Member, Heller Financial Corp; President, Heller Real Estate Finance Corp; After Heller started the Keystone Group which included Keystone Mortgage & Investment Corp. and Keystone Realty
ChildrenStacey M. Sullivan, Wendy D. Braun; 5 grandchildren
SpouseIrene L. Braun
MarriedDecember 14, 1957
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