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