Mr. McKnight has over 30 years of experience in the capital markets with a focus on investment banking and institutional trading of fixed-income and structured debt. Mr. McKnight is recognized in the financial industry for formulating strategies to maximize portfolio performance while maintaining balanced liquidity-versus-yield relationships. He specializes in asset/liability modeling and structuring portfolios to match or exceed objectives. His clients have included public funds, depository institutions, financial management firms, insurance companies, pension funds and foreign central banks.
In addition to his capital markets background, Mr. McKnight has had various interests in the commercial real estate development business through his family firm - McKnight Development Company, based in Jackson, Tennessee. Projects within the family firm have included office, medical, hospitality, retail, restaurant and mixed-use development.
More recently, he has served as managing partner of multiple ongoing RREAF projects located in the Southeastern United States. He is also an active investor in various RREAF projects in Texas, Tennessee and Florida, including mixed-use development, multi-family and self-storage in middle TN, along with hospitality and multi-family in Texas and Florida.
At present, Mr. McKnight serves as a director of the RREAF multi-family platform formed in 2015 with a focus on tertiary markets in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Tennessee and Florida.
Mr. McKnight has various licenses in the financial industry including Series 63, Series 7 and Principal Series 24. Up until July 2015, he was an active partner at Vining Sparks IBG, L.P. and remains a minority non-active partner at the firm. Mr. McKnight has been a partner at RREAF since 2010.