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Our Team

At Keystone Real Estate Group, LP, customer service is our top focus. Our team is dedicated to serving our resident guests and property owners, and we take this responsibility seriously. 

Company Values

Our Purpose

Keystone Real Estate Group, LP exists to provide pain-free property management services for our clients. Our ultimate goal is to shoulder the burden of property management for you and to help you grow your investment.

Our Vision

We want to be seen as the top property management company in Pennsylvania, and we aim to achieve this via well-maintained buildings and happy owners and guests.

Our Values

Above all else, Keystone Real Estate Group, LP values team, achievement, service, and character. We work together to serve our clients, building trust and achieving our goals along the way.

Our People

Fred Egerer

Fred Egerer

LtCol USMC (Ret) | CEO
Fred is a combat veteran with multiple tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has commanded at the Platoon, Company and Battalion levels. Upon his retirement in 2011, he served as Operations Director for a leading edge software company and was the President and CEO of an advanced high speed machining technology company. He completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and completed Masters Programs from the Naval War College and the National Joint Intelligence College.
Pete Hraba

Pete Hraba

LtCol USMC (R) | President
Pete utilized his skills and experience developed over 20 years in the commercial software, pharmaceutical and consulting industries to lead Strategy, Marketing and IT divisions. Pete joined the Keystone team in 2012 and was challenged to develop and execute a strategic plan to address the changing student housing market. Pete’s focus is the strategy and corporate governance of aligning people, processes and technology to the Keystone’s Mission. He holds a MS in the Management of IT from the University of Virginia
Jason Krout

Jason Krout

Senior Vice President | Broker
Jason Krout is a State College native, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. In 2005, Jason joined the Keystone team as a Leasing Agent and has since worked in all facets of property management, including operations, capital improvement Planning, and budgeting at both a property and corporate level. Jason holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker License.
Shannon Burns

Shannon Burns

VP of Management
Shannon Burns joined the Keystone team in 1998. A native of the State College area, Shannon holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate Associate Broker License. Throughout her career with Keystone, she has performed nearly every role in property management, including strategic planning, annual budgeting, property acquisition, daily leasing operations, and management software implementation. Over the years, Shannon has led teams in over 10 Pennsylvania markets, and now oversees Leasing Operations, Building Services, and Commercial Property Management.
Ben Heim

Ben Heim

Development Principal
Ben came to Keystone from his position as co-founder and CEO of Tricore Group, a land development and construction management company in central PA.  Prior to entering the real estate industry, Ben was a Captain in the Army serving as the Command Judge Advocate and Trial Counsel for the 7th Transportation Group Fort Eustis, VA (Army JAG Corps), and Clerk to the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. of the United States District Courts. Ben Heim received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University School of Law.
Al Pringle

Al Pringle

Development Principal
Al has 25 years of construction management and real estate development experience. Al leads the asset management division of Keystone focusing on acquisitions, finance and scalable process development. Under Al’s guidance, the division has acquired $140 million of assets. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University (1988) and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh (1992).