Continental Realty Advisors (CRA) has hired Jack Kern as chief investment research officer. In this role, Kern is responsible for the direction of CRA’s investment focus, all research initiatives, knowledge management programs and investor relations support.
Kern brings over 25 years of experience in real estate research to CRA, with particular expertise in evaluating and forecasting markets, opportunities and operating platforms. Prior to joining Continental Realty Advisors, Kern was the managing director at Kern Investment Research for over four years, specializing in the multifamily sector. Previously, Kern directed the research unit at publicly traded Archstone-Smith, based in Englewood, Colo., where he was responsible for all research programs nationally as well as in Europe.
Previously, Kern served as the vice chair of the research committee for the National Multi Housing Council, vice chair of the planning committee of Multi-Housing World.