Chief Investment Research Officer
Jack Kern is the Chief Investment Research Officer at CRA. In his role, he is responsible for all research initiatives, knowledge management programs, and also works with acquisitions and investor relations. He brings to CRA over 25 years of experience in real estate research, with particular expertise in evaluating an d recasting markets, opportunities, and operating platforms. Prior to joining CRA, he was the managing director at Kern Investment Research for over four years, specializing in the multi-family sector. Previously he directed the research unit at publicly traded Archstone-Smith based in Englewood, CO where he was responsible for all research programs nationally as well as in Europe. Jack is a recognized expert in multifamily research, markets, and operating platforms and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events. He writes a nationally followed blog on Multihousing News called the Accidental Economist and publishes articles and commentary in the magazine as well as Commercial Property Executive. He has been frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Multifamily Executive, Multihousing News, Units, Apartment Professional, Crains, and various other business journals. Previously, he served as the vice chair of the research committee for the National Multihousing Council, vice chair of the planning committee of Multihousing World, Association of Real Estate Research Professionals and many others. He has consulted with a wide variety of hedge fund, pension fund, and institutional investors world-wide.