John Kennedy's real estate investment specialization and experience combine to offer clients superior advice and execution of any real estate plan. John has extensive experience from his twenty plus year career with hundreds of millions in closed investment transactions. Some of the key aspects handled by John include: underwriting for valuation, marketing plan preparation/implementation, negotiating, and escrow-due diligence management for a successful closing.
John obtained his CCIM designation in 1993. A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. A CCIM is part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and more than 30 countries. This professional network has enabled CCIM members to close thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value. As a result, the experts who possess the CCIM designation are an invaluable resource for commercial real estate owners, investors, and users. CCIMs have completed a designation curriculum that covers essential CCIM skill sets including ethics, interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, and investment analysis for commercial investment real estate. CCIMs have completed a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience. Finally, they have demonstrated their proficiency in the CCIM skill sets by successfully completing a comprehensive examination.
John was raised and educated locally in Portland, Oregon. After Jesuit High School, John attended and graduated from the Robert Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland, with a major in Finance. As mentioned above, John also continued his education by earning his CCIM designation from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, Chicago, Illinois in 1993.
John has significant national, regional, and local experience. He was appointed to the investment real estate council for the second largest real estate brokerage company in the United States. John has been quoted in The Oregonian, The Business Journal, and the Daily Journal of Commerce. National, regional and local clients have trusted John for their sensitive investment transactions where confidentiality was required. John started his company, Pacific Real Estate Investments LLC, to directly control his assignments, client relationships and results. John still answers the phone when you call. If you appreciate personal/business privacy, John’s business format is tailored for you.
A favorite business aspect of John’s is assisting clients with their IRC §1031 tax deferred exchanges. A significant portion of John's transactions since 1990 have the buyer, seller or both conducting a tax deferred exchange. Experience, performance and the commitment to client satisfaction is what clients can expect all day long from John Kennedy.
TRANSACTION EXPERIENCE (see transaction examples):
John Kennedy’s career has revolved around the sale of investment properties since 1990. He has handled acquisitions and dispositions for real estate investors demanding results. John Kennedy has consistently met or exceeded client expectations. He has directly been the key point person on hundreds of millions of successfully closed investment real estate transactions. The depth of this investment real estate specialization, knowledge of the market, and relevant transaction experience enables John to produce results in the shortest amount of time for his clients. John Kennedy is professional and directs his efforts toward long-term relationships rather than transaction oriented business. He is committed to the highest level of client service and ethical standards.
2002 - Current Pacific Real Estate Investments, LLC John A. Kennedy, president
2000 - 2002 Hendricks & Partners - Opened and ran the Portland Office for national company
1990 - 2000 Grubb & Ellis - Portland Office- Senior Investment Broker
ACHIEVEMENT EXPERIENCES - Past & Current:
Commercial Real Estate Brokers of Metropolitan Portland-President, Vice President, Treasurer
Listed and Sold one of Portland’s top ten largest ever apartment transactions
National Perseverance Award - Transaction Award
American Red Cross Save a Life Award recipient – On behalf of Real Estate Co-worker
Client Driven Results for 20 consecutive years in Portland, OR
National Investment Broker Award
Chicago Title Advisory Board Member
Presidential Advisory Board-University of Portland
St. Pius X Capital Improvement Board Member/St. Pius X Washington County liaison
Archdiocese of Portland Real Estate Advisor
No legal or ethics entanglements in all “Professional Experience”
John has an established long term community commitment with being raised in Portland, Oregon amongst six siblings. Married: wife Maureen with children: John, Clare and Brian. Activities enjoyed include family, friends, coaching youth sports, Scouts, nonprofit advisor, fly-fishing, gardening, boating and various athletics.