Kelly Kite Jr. is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Kite Capital Partners (KCP) where he oversees the firm’s ongoing strategy, governance, and business operations. Kelly has spent over ten years sourcing investment capital while simultaneously managing a diverse portfolio of private real estate investments among multiple funds. As a true believer in leading by example, it is as likely to find Kelly in his office at 1:00am poring over quarterly market reports as it is to find him manning a bulldozer in a hazmat suit.
After receiving a B.A. from the University of Florida in 2003, Kelly went on to receive his J.D from New York Law School in Manhattan. Prior to founding KCP, Kelly served as Managing Director of Kite Properties, a Florida-based merchant developer specializing in ground-up hospitality construction.
Kelly’s penchant for adventure has sent him trekking Ecuadorean Volcanoes and heli-skiing the Canadian Rockies where he was able to utilize his AV1 Avalanche training credentials. Since becoming a father, Kelly prefers sharing travel experiences with his wife, Jenn, and daughter, Willa, who became an international traveler before her first birthday. Despite a hectic schedule, he remains involved in the local community. He currently serves as Treasurer for The Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival and as Treasurer for The Indian River Land Trust, preserving the integrity of the Indian River Lagoon.