Meet Kelan

Senior Advisor
Based: Seattle, WA

In 2021, I joined WT as a Senior Advisor to the P3 Advisory team. As someone who is analytical by nature and also values strong leadership, I have dedicated my career to collaborating with elected officials, community members, private investors and real estate professionals on high-profile projects, including mixed-use and stadium developments.

Over the course of my career, I’ve developed a unique perspective on Public Private Partnerships, having worked in both the private and public sectors. Before joining WT, I was the Chief of Staff for the Mayor Pro Tem in Austin, Texas and prior to that, I acted as the Public Strategy Manager at Austin FC.

During my tenure at Austin FC, I assisted the team’s ownership group in identifying suitable stadium sites, project forecasting and successfully negotiating a stadium development and community benefits agreement with the City of Austin. Additionally, having begun my career with the Austin City Council, I’ve also overseen the coordination of city directors and private stakeholders on large commercial development projects in Austin and Central Texas.

I have received praise by clients and real estate professionals for my ability to find common ground among multiple stakeholders as they collaborate on complex developments. I am a passionate advocate for effective land use policy and enjoy the transformative process of turning conversations into construction sites and then finally, into completed projects.

Outside of work, you can find me playing soccer or enjoying one of the many parks and greenbelts Austin has to offer, with my dog Gunner. I’m also an avid traveler and always looking for new trip recommendations.

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