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K.O. Kennedy, Executive Vice President

K.O. Kennedy

Executive Vice President

K.O. Kennedy Executive Vice President
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

Professional Experience


K.O. Kennedy is an Executive Vice President within CBRE’s Capital Markets Debt and Structured Finance Group and has been with CBRE since he opened the office in 2006. Mr. Kennedy, who focuses primarily on permanent and structured finance, has transacted over $9 billion during his 22-year mortgage-banking career.

Together with business partner Scott Brady, Mr. Kennedy’s annual debt and structured finance production is approximately $1.5 billion. He has been named a “Top 225 Producer” within CBRE nationwide and a member of the “Million Dollar Club” during 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Nashville CBRE Debt and Structured Finance office, managed by K.O. Kennedy and Scott Brady, was also granted CBRE Capital Markets national “Top Office” award in 2013.

Multifamily Specialist
CBRE is a direct lender of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA. As the largest non-bank originator of multifamily mortgages in the country by a great measure. CBRE is Freddie Mac’s largest lender, by a significant multiple, for the past six years, and a top four Fannie Mae DUS lender for the same period.

As a multifamily specialist, Mr. Kennedy has intimate knowledge of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and uniquely understands each product’s specific features, allowing him to match transactions and debt accordingly. His relationships with the decision makers at the GSE’s allow him to bring a level of expertise and surety of execution to transactions that is difficult to duplicate. CBRE’s Nashville DSF Team consistently produces over $1 billion annually in multifamily transactions alone.

Prior Experience
Mr. Kennedy’s past experience includes commercial real estate finance production, analysis and financial underwriting.

Mr. Kennedy began his career in mortgage banking in 1997 with Laureate Capital. He won Top Producer awards for Laureate Capital, and the BB&T Chairman’s Award during his nine years of service there.


Achievements


  • CBRE's "Million Dollar Club" – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CBRE's "Top Office" Award – 2013
  • CBRE's "Top 225 Producers" – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Education


  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1991

Significant Assignments


  • MAA Multifamily Portfolio *Various States | $192,000,000
  • MAA Multifamily Portfolio *Various States | $172,000,000
  • Multifamily Portfolio: Texas, Tennessee, Kansas | $98,000,000
  • Corporate Centre Office Portfolio: Franklin, Tennessee | $82,500,000
  • Mission Portfolio: Nashville, Tennessee | $63,100,000
  • Wyndchase Aspen Grove: Franklin, Tennessee | $58,300,000
  • Atlanta Multifamily Portfolio: Atlanta, Georgia | $57,000,000
  • Viera Briarcliff: Atlanta, Georgia | $52,750,000
  • Barber Park Apartments: Orlando, Florida | $41,700,000
  • ALARA Farms Apartments: Franklin, Tennessee | $41,475,000
  • The Hawthorne at Gillette Ridge: Hartford, Connecticut | $41,450,000
  • Crow Holdings Industrial Portfolio: Nashville, Tennessee | $38,750,000
  • International Paper Building: Memphis, Tennessee | $38,350,000
  • Forestwood Apartments: Ft. Myers, Florida | $37,000,000
  • Arbor Hills Apartments: Atlanta, Georgia | $36,362,000
  • Dell Sale/Leaseback: Nashville, Tennessee | $33,800,000
  • Arium Research Triangle Park: Durham, North Carolina | $33,000,000
  • Arbors at Branch Creek: Tampa, Florida | $32,500,000
  • The Metropolitan: Knoxville, Tennessee | $32,200,000
  • Addison at South Tryon: Charlotte, North Carolina | $32,000,000
  • Highwoods Office Portfolio: Nashville, Tennessee | $30,100,000
  • Metropolitan Fishers: Indianapolis, Indiana | $30,000,000
  • District at Hurstborne: Louisville, Kentucky | $29,800,000
  • Copper Pointe Apartments: Knoxville, Tennessee | $29,600,000
  • Legacy at Jones Farm: Huntsville, Alabama | $28,500,000
  • Edgewater Plantation: Charleston, South Carolina | $28,080,000
  • Amberleigh Bluff Apartments: Knoxville, Tennessee | $28,000,000
  • Stoneridge Farms: Gallatin, Tennessee | $25,000,000
  • Archstone Perimeter: Atlanta, Georgia | $24,500,000
  • Marina Pointe Apartments: Chattanooga, Tennessee | $23,200,000
  • Century Hillsboro Village: Nashville, Tennessee | $23,185,000
  • The Haven: San Antonio, Texas | $23,000,000
K.O. Kennedy Executive Vice President
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201