Pete Kinsella joined Summit Real Estate Group in 2017 with over 30 years’ experience in real estate development, facility and property management in both commercial and residential sectors. Pete led Summit’s development of the Centene Community Ice Center, an $84 million four-sheet ice rink project completed in 2019, and today oversees asset management for the fund platform.
Pete was Director of Real Estate at Sverdrup Investments whose holdings included the 600-acre Riverport office/industrial park, and the Meadows Corporate Center, comprised of office and light industrial space. Pete was responsible for leasing, management and ground-up development efforts across the Sverdrup portfolio, working closely with the local brokerage community. With the advent of riverboat gaming legislation, on Sverdrup’s behalf, he led efforts to develop the $330 million Harrah’s Maryland Heights casino-entertainment project, adjacent to Riverport. Upon its completion, Pete joined Harrah’s in Memphis where he served as Director of Regulatory Approvals. In that capacity, he led development approval efforts on casino projects across the country, including land-based, riverboat and Indian gaming hotel/entertainment projects, resulting in $1B in new construction. Following Pete’s tenure at Harrah’s, he took on facility management responsibilities for a southeast regional bank client, with a portfolio of 1200 cost centers, and then served as COO of a third-party multi-family property management company, with a portfolio of 30,000+ units, before forming his own development company with residential and commercial projects in Arkansas and Louisiana.
Pete is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from St. Louis University.