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W. Tracy Kennedy, Vice Chairman

W. Tracy Kennedy

Vice Chairman

Debt & Structured Finance

W. Tracy Kennedy

Vice Chairman
Debt & Structured Finance
Meet the Team
+1 512 418 3234
+1 512 422 2994
+1 512 346 7874

Austin

500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
+1 512 499 4900
+1 512 499 4999

Professional Experience

Mr. Kennedy began his real estate career in Houston during 1985 with Coldwell Banker, the predecessor to CBRE.  In 1988 he moved into the commercial mortgage banking business with the Robert C. Wilson Company, primarily focusing on life insurance company representation. Tracy Kennedy joined CBRE Debt & Structured Finance’s Austin office in 1997 to oversee its’ mortgage operations for Central Texas.  In addition to originating commercial mortgages in Austin and San Antonio, Mr. Kennedy is active nationally including the Southeast, West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as well as Dallas and Houston.   

During Mr. Kennedy’s 30 year mortgage banking tenure, he has established a business practice predicated on serving in an advisory capacity and providing his clients with the optimal financing source and structure for any given assignment.  In order to provide his clients with optimal execution, Mr. Kennedy has established deep relationships with diversified sources of capital ranging from Agency, Life Company, FHA, and CMBS for conventional term financing, bank and specialty bridge lenders for construction and bridge loan products, as well as arranging equity joint ventures, participating debt ventures, and mezzanine loan facilities.

IIn each of the last fourteen consecutive years, Mr. Kennedy was a member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle, which recognizes the top 100 commissioned professionals in CBRE nationally; furthermore, in each of the past nine years, Mr. Kennedy has been recognized in the top 20 commissioned professionals company-wide, including #2 in 2012. Mr. Kennedy was one of the top ten loan officers in the CBRE Debt & Structured Finance platform over this same period, and was the #1 originator in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Mr. Kennedy is recognized as the top multifamily loan originator and top agency loan originator in the company.

Contributing to his recognition, for the 14 year period through 2017, Mr. Kennedy has arranged over $17.84 Billion in financing for 863 separate assignments located in various markets nationwide.  ​​​​​​​


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations



  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Salesperson
  • Member of the Real Estate Council of Austin
  • Member of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC)
  • Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
  • Austin College, Bachelor of Arts; Business, 1983

W. Tracy Kennedy

Vice Chairman
Debt & Structured Finance
Meet the Team
+1 512 418 3234
+1 512 422 2994
+1 512 346 7874

Austin

500 West 2nd Street
Suite 1700
Austin, Texas 78701
+1 512 499 4900
+1 512 499 4999
Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

Our top 3% of producers, who exemplify our firm's tradition of integrity, exceptional performance and client service.