Charlie Keels joined Encore over a decade ago and is responsible for identifying and overseeing the firm’s multifamily opportunities. Mr. Keels has 18 years of industry experience, negotiating and closing complex financing transactions and leading underwriting and analysis functions for both debt and equity transactions. He also has experience in HUD/FHA financing, as well as conventional financing, and is actively involved with structuring new debt. Throughout his career, Mr. Keels has overseen 39 projects totaling over $1 billion, $934 of that million being multifamily management and development. Prior to joining Encore, Mr. Keels served as the controller of a skilled nursing facility chain, where he was responsible for all financing functions with demonstrable success in significantly growing the business. Mr. Keels holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He was raised in Bryan, Texas, and, in his spare time, enjoys traveling, hunting and fishing. Mr. Keels is married with one daughter.