F. Keith Withycombe '66
After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years, Mr. Withycombe moved to Arizona and joined the Schulz Company, an innovative Apartment Management and Investment Company, leaving after 8 years as Vice President and a Managing Partner. Mr. Withycombe started an integrated apartment development, management, construction and investment company with his partner, Steve Evans. In 1994, Mr. Withycombe and Mr. Evans took Evans Withycombe public as an REIT, Evans Withycombe Residential, Inc. (EWR).
In December 1997, EWR merged with Equity Residential Properties (EQR), the largest apartment owner in the country. Mr. Withycombe stepped down from day to day management responsibilities in January 1997 and from the Board of Directors in January 1998.
He is currently an active real estate developer and investor focusing primarily on single-family projects. Mr. Withycombe also serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations, including the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, the ASU Foundation President’s Club, and the Helping Hands Housing Services.