Keir’s Story

Keir’s Turning Point

Keir Weimer is an expert in entrepreneurship and real estate, having founded and successfully led multiple seven-figure companies in luxury real estate brokerage, hospitality development, investment, lifestyle show and brand, and education & information, training and event enterprises. He has a passion for taking early-stage, novel ideas to market and growing teams, cultures and businesses around them. An internationally-recognized, luxury real estate & lifestyle entrepreneur, Keir is now focused on sharing his expertise and success through a next-generation education and information company.

The Transformation

Keir’s success is the result of a life-changing event that forever altered his path when he was in college. He was responsible for an alcohol-related boating accident that unfortunately and tragically killed his friend. Weimer served three and a half years in New York state prison for his crime. He overcame the adversity that became his daily life, including when he was released and faced rejection from graduate schools and society, never giving up and always staying committed to his vision for a life of impact and purpose. He pledged to help others overcome extreme hardship and achieve greatness. Weimer chronicled his harrowing experience behind bars in his book, A Quest for Redemption.  

During his time incarcerated, Keir decided he would repurpose his life to one of sobriety, contribution, impact and redemption. Keir turned his motivation into success and transformed his life from prisoner to entrepreneur and business mogul. Within five years of release, he had built a successful career in real estate brokerage, investment and development, and is consistently named the #1 Top Producing Agent and Team at his former company, Select Sotheby’s International Realty and current company, Engel & Völkers.

His luxury properties and expertise in the space, have both been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg and several other major global media outlets. He is a sought-after and frequent speaker at industry events from Inman News and Sotheby’s International Realty to others, where he shares his expertise in a myriad of subject matter areas from luxury real estate, digital marketing, growing a team and business, and motivational stories stories of redemption from tragedy and how to live a life of purpose, on your own terms.

In addition, through his work speaking to at-risk youth in Driver’s Education programs, schools and back in prisons, Keir is spreading his message to help others. He helped the mother of his friend pass Tiffany’s Law in the New York State Legislature, to help reduce the amount of these types of horrible accidents. Writing and leading by example, Keir shares his lessons of strength, resilience, and adversity in the face of overwhelming odds, with others who are looking to build a successful business and life.


Today, Keir is also the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Odessa Realty Investments, a New York-based commercial real estate investment firm. Keir is also founder of The Thistle Island Group, LLC, a real estate holding company for commercial and hospitality investments Keir has organized and executed. Through this entity, Keir is building a boutique hospitality portfolio which includes Great Pines, recently voted #1 Best Resort and Hotel by Adirondack Life Magazine, as the leading luxury destination waterfront resort in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. He also serves as the Executive Producer and Host of Live NY, a lifestyle and destination marketing show. Keir is also the founder of Keir Weimer Multimedia, LLC, an education and information media company, that focuses on sharing his expertise, strategies and experiences with the world through online courses, books, podcast, events, masterminds and trainings.

Keir obtained a finance and economics degree from Syracuse University, and is currently a candidate for his master’s degree in real estate finance and investment at New York University’s world-renowned Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Keir is based in upstate New York in Saratoga Springs, but also spends a lot of time in the Adirondack mountains of Upstate NY, as well as in New York City, and traveling the country and world. He’s currently working on a second book, and spends his time exploring the outdoors, traveling to new places and cultures, and is an avid reader and athlete. Keir is passionate and most alive when helping people break-free from their current circumstances to create a life on their terms, and achieve freedom, wealth and happiness in this life.

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