Power 100 Q&A: Greg Keith

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Greg Keith

GREG KEITH

Shooting star

63, president and CEO, The Keith Corp.
Charlotte

Alma mater
Wake Forest University, B.A., J.D.

The developer made news in December by buying 105 acres in Research Triangle Park from GlaxoSmithKline. The project could include either a single corporate headquarters or a multibuilding development. Before he and his father, Graeme, started their firm in 1989, the younger Keith was known for his basketball skills: he averaged 30 points a game as a high-school senior, then later played at Georgia and Wake Forest. More recently, he’s gained fame as the father-in-law of professional golfing star Webb Simpson. Keith Corp. has developed more than 23 million square feet of real estate, topping $2.5 billion in value, in 34 states.

What is North Carolina’s key challenge?
The political climate.
What is something people don’t know about you?
I love to read.
Who has had the biggest influence in your career?
Jesus Christ. My personal relationship with Christ influences everything I do in my business, as well as personal life, each and every day.
Key 2018 accomplishment?
Celebrating the ongoing success of The Keith Corp. as we begin our 30­th year in business in 2019.
What advice do you share with newcomers?
Be creative, and think outside the box. Be a problem solver!
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