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Kelly Saito

President, Gerding Elden

Kelly Saito has been involved in real estate for his entire 20-year professional career. His areas of expertise include all aspects of real estate development including project sourcing, feasibility, financing, planning, construction, leasing and property operations. Mr. Saito’s primary responsibility is overseeing Gerding Edlen operations with a specific emphasis on execution of development projects. Mr. Saito has been responsible for on-time and on-budget construction of 13 million square feet of office, high-technology, retail and multi-family properties with an aggregate value of nearly $4 billion. Mr. Saito was among the first employees of Gerding Edlen, having been hired during the company’s first year of operation in 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Saito was a sales consultant for an international commercial real estate firm. Mr. Saito received his B.A. in Business Administration, Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon.