Project Description

Executive Chairman

Kerr founded AmREIT, a New York Stock Exchange listed real estate investment trust, which was sold to EDENS (Blackstone, J. P. Morgan & New York State Teachers Retirement System) in February 2015. AmREIT purchased and developed shopping centers and mixed use properties located on “Irreplaceable Corners”™. The company produced returns from its IPO to sale in excess of 30% per annum.

Awards, Accomplishments & Boards

  • International Council of Shopping Centers, lifetime member
  • Urban Land Institute, member
  • Texas Bar Association, member
  • Park National Bank (now Frost Bank), past Board of Directors
  • Pathways for Little Feet, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Founder
  • Star of Hope, past Board of Trustees
  • First Presbyterian Church, Elder and former Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee
  • LifeHouse of Houston, past Chairman, Board of Directors
  • Millennium Relief and Development, Inc., past Co-Chairman, Board of Directors


  • BA, Trinity University
  • MBA, Southern Methodist University
  • JD, South Texas College of Law
  • Owners & Presidents Management, Alumnus Harvard Business School
  • Locational Analysis: Analogue & Gravity Methods, Executive Education, University of Oxford, England