Kevin Thorpe

Chief Economist • United States

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Kevin Thorpe

Chief Economist • United States


Kevin is Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Economist and Head of Global Research.  He leads the firm’s worldwide research team produce studies and statistics on topics affecting the global and U.S. economy, capital markets, finance, leasing fundamentals, property and project management and factors that affect supply-demand fundamentals in commercial real estate. 

Kevin has 20+ years of experience as a professional forecaster studying the macroeconomy as it pertains to the property markets and extracting implications for businesses broadly and for clients specifically.  In his global role, Kevin provides forward-thinking industry guidance, including the development of forward-looking scenarios and implications for clients’ businesses and real estate strategies. Prior to joining Cushman, Kevin’s research largely focused on residential real estate, where he developed several new metrics to gauge the health of housing sector, including home sales and price statistics, housing affordability measures and the Pending Home Sales Index – a leading indicator for the housing sector.
    
Kevin is a member of the National Association for Business Economic (NABE) and is a past recipient of the NABE outlook award for being recognized as the most accurate economic forecaster in the United States.  He is a Chief Spokesperson with tier 1 media on topics ranging from the macro economy, the financial markets, and policy as it pertains to the property sector.  As a subject matter expert, Kevin is regularly presenting his views to policymakers in Washington and is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and industry events around the world.      

 

  • The George Washington University - Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Statistics
  • Hamilton College - Bachelor's degree, Economics

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