Pete Kinsella is the Executive Director of Mission Realty Advisors.
Pete has over 35 years’ experience in real estate development, facility, and property management in both the commercial and residential sectors. He was named Executive Director of Mission Realty Advisors in January 2023.
Mission Realty Advisors, a nonprofit entity formed and launched by Summit Real Estate Group, exclusively serves community-based nonprofits in the St. Louis area and is a direct response to significant needs within the community for equitable access to resources that help address challenges on real estate matters. The new entity provides consulting and development services including budgeting, scheduling, contractor selection, capitalizing and funding source strategies, design, and construction and project management.
Prior to joining Mission Realty Advisors, Pete was a Senior Vice President, Development and Asset Management with Summit Real Estate Group. Pete joined Summit in 2017 and led the development of the Centene Community Ice Center, an $84 million four-sheet ice rink project completed in 2019 by the nonprofit Legacy Ice Foundation, and today oversees the re-development of a long-abandoned 90,000 square foot shopping center in North St. Louis County for the benefit of the nonprofit Refuge & Restoration.
Pete previously 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.
Pete is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from St. Louis University.