Chief Executive Officer
Kurt Keeney is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Communities Real Estate Investment Trust. He co-founded the REIT's predecessor companies and related entities with Nathaniel Smith. Beginning in 1995 with just one community and 152 lots, Flagship has built a leading position in its target markets under their leadership. Mr. Keeney is responsible for running all facets of the business, particularly financial, human resources, executive management and the overall growth and direction of the organization. Prior to his involvement with Flagship, he worked for eight years at Fifth Third Bancorp in various roles. Mr. Keeney has served as chairman of the Independence Seniors Association, and as a director for the Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center in Northern Kentucky and the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Kentucky University.
Chief Investment Officer
Nathan Smith is the Chief Investment Officer of Flagship Communities REIT. He co-founded the REIT's predecessor companies and related entities with Kurtis Keeney. Beginning in 1995 with just one community and 152 lots, Flagship has built a leading position in its target markets under their leadership. Mr. Smith's responsibilities for the organization include the acquisitions of new communities, marketing, e-commerce and sales. He has also served as Chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute, a 915-member industry trade organization, and as president of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute. In addition, Mr. Smith previously served on the board of directors for Safe Harbor Marinas, the world's largest owner and operator of marinas, and was a member of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport Board and the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Kentucky University.
Chief Financial Officer
Eddie Carlisle is Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Flagship Communities Real Estate Investment Trust, having served as CFO of the REIT and a predecessor company since 2018. His responsibilities include the financial affairs, reporting, and forecasting functions of the organization. Prior to joining Flagship, Mr. Carlisle was Director of Finance for Avure Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-pressure food processing equipment. He led Avure's integration into a publicly-traded company, implementing Sarbanes-Oxley internal control policies and reporting. From 2006 to 2014, he held various positions with Sunny Delight Beverages Company in the finance and accounting functions. Mr. Carlisle is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his master's degree in Accountancy from Northern Kentucky University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.