Looking Through a Changing
with Walter Kemmsies
and Mike McCrary
Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM
Walter Kemmsies, Economist and Chief Strategist at JLL (specializing in real estate and investment management), will discuss the global economy with a focus on trade impacts. Special attention will be given to COVID, tariffs and the political climate’s current and election year impacts on trade.
Joining Mr. Kemmsies will be Mike McCrary, Managing Director, Industrial Services at JLL. Mr. McCrary will address current conditions in the commercial real estate sector and how this impacts Southern California importers and exporters.
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Dr. Walter Kemmsies
Senior Director, JLL Transportation and Infrastructure Advisory
Dr. Walter Kemmsies leads JLL’s Transportation and Infrastructure Advisory services. In this role, he executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports and other freight hubs throughout the Americas. This includes assisting both public agencies and investors in underwriting, financing and evaluating new investment vehicles and opportunities.
Walter is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail and transportation infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, market assessment and forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public/private port and infrastructure financing as well as long term strategic planning and capital investment. Walter’s professional experience working in Europe, Latin America and Asia uniquely qualifies him as a global trade logistics strategist.
Walter is currently on the Georgia Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and a member of the state’s Coronavirus Task Force where he helps structure recommendations for policy and regulation changes. He currently advises several major U.S. Port Authorities and is routinely asked to work on complex issues with various investment banks, private equity firms and public regulatory agencies. Walter has helped major multinational corporations restructure their global supply chains. He provides substantial support to the freight movement industry via columns in industry publications, presentations at major international industry conferences, and advising federal and state agencies. Walter has testified to the US Senate Transportation and Commerce Subcommittee on issues affecting the freight industry. He has also published research in scholarly journals.
Prior to joining JLL, Walter was the Chief Economist for Moffatt & Nichol, a leading global infrastructure advisement firm. Preceding his experience working with Moffatt & Nichol, Walter was the Head of European Strategy at JP Morgan in London and, earlier, Head of Global Industry Strategy at UBS in Zurich and London.
Education and Affiliations
Walter is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness and the Department of Transportation’s National Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Valuation for several years. He is a member of the Georgia Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the National Association of Business Economists.
He holds a Doctorate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts in Economics from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.
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