Profound Perspectives: Jonathan Keyser on Business, Life and Leadership
In this episode of Phoenix Business RadioX hosted by Karen Nowicki, guest, Jonathan Keyser reflects on his company’s transformative journey during the pandemic, adopting a startup mindset, optimizing processes, and achieving a stress-free record year.
Keyser envisions a future hybrid work model emphasizing high quality office spaces and shares his shift from a cutthroat mentality to one centered on ethical practices and servant leadership, expressing pride in Keyser’s collective success. The interview concludes with insights into handling criticism, staying close to home, and gratitude for meaningful work at Keyser, offering a profound perspective on business and leadership.
Don’t miss this episode for a compelling exploration of success, service, and the future of work.
Keyser is a nationally recognized, full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm that exclusively represents tenants. Named by USA Today as “The Commercial Real Estate Disruptor,” Keyser provides its clients with a turnkey, big-picture approach to commercial real estate strategy. In addition to brokerage services such as portfolio management, leasing, disposing, site selection, workplace strategy, project management, and more, Keyser offers its clients a uniquely conflict-free experience.
By focusing only on the needs of the businesses who occupy the space, rather than landlords or developers, Keyser is free from fiduciary responsibilities and conflicts of interest, giving its clients the peace of mind needed to negotiate confidently. Known for its fifteen core operating principles and a “best-place-to-work” culture, Keyser and its team of selfless leaders have been recognized nationally by Inc., Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Business Journal, The International Business Times, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur for its service excellence.
Jonathan Keyser is the Founder and Managing Partner of Keyser Commercial Real Estate, which has become the largest commercial real estate firm of its kind in Arizona. Jonathan is also a Founding Partner of Exis Global, which today has over 580 people worldwide representing exclusively occupiers of commercial real estate. He is also the founder of a small investment fund that invests in emerging technology companies within Arizona, to support and help grow the startup ecosystem in the state.
Jonathan was recently named “The Commercial Real Estate Disruptor” by USA Today and he is a #1 Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, for his Best Selling Book, “You Don’t Have to be Ruthless to Win”. He has also been named a “Top Social Capital CEO” by the International Business Times, is a highly sought after keynote speaker, is widely recognized as a thought leader featured in hundreds of articles, publications, and podcasts, and has been named a “Top 20 Virtual Keynote Speaker” nationally.
As an entrepreneur, Jonathan has built KEYSER into an eight-figure firm named recently as one of the Top 50 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by The Silicon Review. Jonathan is also one of the most connected business leaders in Arizona. He is an active member of Greater Phoenix Leadership (consisting of the region’s leading CEO’s), and he is also a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Chief Executive Organization (ceo), and the Million Dollar Speaking Group (MDSG) within the National Speakers Association.
With almost 30 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, Jonathan’s firm represents occupiers of space exclusively, both domestically and internationally across a broad range of industries. Jonathan is sought out by companies around the world for his real estate expertise and business acumen. He is particularly good at identifying creative strategies to align real estate with business requirements, designing and implementing unique solutions to complex real estate challenges, and solving Landlord / Tenant conflicts where negotiations have deteriorated in the face of rising hostilities.
Jonathan is happily married to his wife Susanna, and has 5 kids with one on the way. His mission is to change the business community through selfless service, and his entire firm is built upon this philosophy. Jonathan is known throughout the business community as someone who loves to help others, and who goes out of his way to be of service to people across the community.