Andrew Kelton joined CBRE in January of 2010 to be Director of the Asset Services Group. In this new position Andrew will be responsible for the leasing and management teams. Prior to joining CBRE Andrew was with Duke Realty Corporation as Executive Vice President of the East Region, Andrew managed and lead business units in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Newark, Buffalo, Norfolk and Raleigh. Andrew’s regions consisted of over $2 billion in assets and 10 million square feet of space.
Andrew joined Duke in 2000 as Senior Vice President of Duke’s Raleigh market, where he oversaw the North Carolina operations. The portfolio included over 5 million square feet of office and industrial properties. Prior to joining Duke, he was Executive Vice President of Chelm Properties in Solon, Ohio. At Chelm, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of a full-service development company with more 5 million square feet of property in northeast Ohio and Texas.
Significant achievements in the Raleigh office include Andrew and his team bringing Lenovo to Wake County. Lenovo’s corporate campus encompassed 500,000 square feet of prime office space upon completion. The transaction also resulted in 1,800 existing jobs remaining in the Research Triangle, as well as 400 new jobs to be added.
Additionally, Andrew has chaired and served on six strategic corporate committees, including the Port Committee, which analyzed port business across the country. A port strategy was put together and resulted in Duke entering the Savannah and Baltimore markets.
Andrew graduated in 1981 from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is a past member of; the Board of Directors of the Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce/Wake County Economic Development.