Current and Future Impacts of COVID-19 on Multifamily Housing


Presented by Kevin Kennedy, Grad '99, Senior Director, Northwestern Mutual; and Brian Konyn, Bus Ad '12, Associate, Northwestern Mutual. Moderated by Anthony Pennington-Cross, Bell Chair in Real Estate, Marquette University.

COVID-19 means most of us are spending more time at home, and this has important implications for multifamily housing. Learn from real estate experts from Northwestern Mutual about how owners and operators of multifamily properties should respond and how current conditions could reshape the multifamily sector in the long term.

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Kevin Kennedy, Grad '99, is a senior director with Northwestern Mutual Real Estate in Milwaukee, one of the largest real estate investors in the nation. In his role, Kevin oversees NM’s investments in multifamily and industrial developments nationwide. Prior to his current role with Northwestern Mutual, Kevin led several successful independent development opportunities in Wisconsin. He also held roles as an architect within NM and local architectural firms. Kevin received his B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his EMBA from Marquette University.

Brian Konyn, Bus Ad '12, is an associate with Northwestern Mutual Real Estate in Milwaukee, one of the largest real estate investors in the nation. In his role he focuses on the development, leasing, and operations of multifamily and industrial assets in the Central and Pacific Northwest regions of the country. Prior to joining NM Brian spent two years with Deloitte’s audit practice in Milwaukee. He earned his B.S in Business Administration from Marquette University, majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Real Estate, his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross is the Bell Chair Professor in Real Estate in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University and a faculty member at Homer Hoyt Institute. He is on the board of the American Real Estate Society and the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium. He is widely published in academic journals such as Real Estate Economics and many others. Recent research includes the impact of Airbnb on crime, the spatial clustering of gas stations, and models of mortgage loss.



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