Elkhorn Real Estate Partners was formed as a partnership between long time grocery retail real estate executive Joe McKeska and 25 year partners Andy Graiser and Emilio Amendola who are the founders and operating principals of A&G Realty Partners
President and Co-Founder
An established senior executive in the real estate industry, with 25 years of retail real estate experience. Mr. McKeska has an extensive background in business strategy, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate development and operations.
Most recently, Joe was Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development for Southeastern Grocers, LLC (d.b.a. – Winn Dixie, BI-LO, and Harvey’s) an $11B privately owned company with 750 grocery retail locations in seven states in the southeastern U.S. Joe was the company’s executive team leader for a 40MM square foot real estate portfolio including new stores and remodels, property management, market planning and analysis, facilities maintenance, and store planning, design and construction.
Prior to joining Southeastern Grocers, Mr. McKeska held various positions of increasing responsibility during a 17 year career with Supervalu, Inc. and its’ predecessor companies, Albertsons, Inc, and American Stores Company. His last position with Supervalu was Group Vice President of Real Estate where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s 90MM square foot retail, office, and warehouse portfolio.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Real Estate Finance and he also obtained a M.B.A. in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.