Oakwood Management Company is pleased to announce Keith T. Jones as its new President/CEO effective January 2022. Jones is an energetic, result-oriented leader, bringing over 20 years of progressive executive management experience in the real estate and property management field. He succeeds John Wymer, who will remain in a consulting capacity for Oakwood’s new development initiatives until March 2023.
“Integrity, education, experience, and a strong belief in family and teamwork were all requirements given to the executive search firm as they undertook their job assignment many months ago,” said former president John Wymer. “I think they did their job well in the selection of Keith Jones as the new President/CEO of Oakwood.”
Jones has an expansive background, starting with serving his country in the first gulf war in a Patriot Missile Battalion. His work ethic and reputation of delivering results took him from an entry-level employee at Security Capital Group, a Real Estate Investment Trust, to Vice President of Integrity Asset Management at Case & Associates. Jones comes to Oakwood from NiSource, one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, where he served as Director of Real Estate. At NiSource, Jones was responsible for leading a team of professionals in asset management and administration across the entire enterprise for a publicly-traded fortune 500 company. Outside of his day-to-day work, Jones has served on a variety of non-profit boards such as Dream Weavers, Omega Vision, and Destiny Family Christian Center.
Jones holds a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and an M.B.A. in Management and Operations from Webster University. He also has CPM and ARM certifications from the Institute of Real Estate Management and NALP and CAM certifications from the National Apartment Association.
Former President/CEO John Wymer expressed his optimism for Oakwood’s future with Jones taking the helm. “The rental market will continue to be strong in Columbus, Ohio for the next several years and I feel confident with Keith's background Oakwood will continue to be a leader in the field of property management.”
Jones assumed the role of President/CEO on January 31, 2022. Please join Oakwood Management in welcoming Keith T. Jones to our community.