Kevin R. McKenzie
Chief Investment Officer
Kevin R. McKenzie is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Sabal Investment Advisors, LLC responsible for investment and portfolio management. He chairs the Investment Committee. He is also Head of Investments for Sabal Financial Group and leads Acquisitions, Portfolio Management and Servicing for Sabal Financial Group’s national real estate portfolio. With more than 25 years’ real estate experience, Kevin has served as a developer, principal investor, advisor, investment banker and architect, working on more than $8 billion of property investments involving multifamily, industrial, office and retail properties. He provides executive management, acquisition, development, asset management and capital markets/workout expertise.
Kevin is also co-founder of Palisades Equity Partners, an opportunistic, value-based real estate investment firm. He previously served as president of Parker Properties, a Southern California developer of tenant-oriented office campus environments. While at Parker, Kevin developed more than 750,000 square feet of Class A office buildings, including three LEED-certified Silver buildings. He has also held senior positions with Buchanan Street Partners, AEW Capital Management and a venture of Goldman Sachs/J.E. Robert Companies.
Kevin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed California Real Estate broker. An ardent supporter of the Boy Scouts, he is a recent past member of the Executive Committee for the organization’s Orange County Council. Kevin also served as a member of the Executive Advisory Board at the University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Center for Real Estate, and is an adjunct professor teaching Real Estate Capital Markets.