Keith Lipton

Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Operations
Corporate Executive

  • Washington, DC
  • 2001 K Street NW
  • Suite 200 North
  • Washington, DC 20006 United States


Professional Profile

As Chief Operating Officer of Avison Young’s U.S. Operations, Keith serves as an integral part of the firm’s leadership team that focuses on recruiting, acquisitions and overall operations in the United States.  Keith is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, which develops and executes Avison Young’s strategic plan world-wide.  

Keith has 25 years of commercial real estate experience in the Washington, DC metro markets at Avison Young, Grubb & Ellis, JLL and CBRE. Most recently he was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis’ Washington, DC area offices where he was responsible for the company's overall operations in Washington, DC, Tysons, VA, and Baltimore and Bethesda, MD. Keith also served as the head of Grubb & Ellis’ Government Services Practice Group and oversaw the firm’s affiliate office in Richmond, VA. While at Grubb & Ellis, he led the turnaround of the DC metro region, resulting in the region becoming Grubb & Ellis’ top performing office in 2008 and 2009.

Prior to that, Keith was Managing Director of Asset Services for CBRE's Washington, DC metropolitan market, responsible for overseeing the firm's property management, construction management and engineering services portfolio of over 23 million square feet in Washington, DC and the surrounding markets in Maryland and Virginia.

Before joining CBRE, Keith was a Senior Vice President and Group Manager for JLL where he oversaw the firm's asset management assignments in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. During his 10 years at JLL, he was also involved in the acquisition and disposition of several prominent assets in the Northeast totaling over $1 billion.


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Maryland
  • Licensed Salesperson in the District of Columbia and Virginia

Awards & Affiliations

  • President's Award, CBRE, 2005
  • Circle of Excellence, Grubb & Ellis, 2008
  • Managing Director of the Year, Avison Young, 2011, 2012 and 2014
  • Chairman's Award, Avison Young, 2017