Managing administrative operations as the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Keene has the opportunity to apply his diverse skillset to maximize the efficiency of all development activity. With prior experience in commercial tenant and capital improvement, Mr. Keene founded West Realty Consulting, seeing an opportunity to provide comprehensive insight and oversight in the development space. Now coordinating the allocation of all requisite elements for WJK’s operations, from scheduling subcontractors, sourcing materials and oversight of project direction, he effectively manages development at a company-wide and project level.
“Our goal is to deliver the best product on the market in a cost and time efficient manner” (Barry Keene, COO). To achieve this end, Mr. Keene expends exceptional effort in ensuring the most skilled subs are affectively applied along project timelines, and trades efficiently directed to maximize labor output and minimize project duration. He manages business development operations, including all team-based initiatives and client relations, with an understanding of the common goal of delivering the appropriate product type to expedite sales and maximize margins in a given market.
Mr. Keene places much emphasis on client and investor relations, and values all dialogue and input. A keen eye is always set on business development and maximizing operational efficiencies; capably adapting to dynamic markets from every perspective is key in attaining their reputable status and maintaining a cost-effective and excellent product.
“As my grandfather always says- ‘Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance’ -and he successfully piloted 125 WWII missions, so those are words I can work and live by!” (Barry Keene, COO). Mr. Keene lives in Irvine with his wife Karina and children Anabella and Broderick.