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John Kennedy

Assistant Project Manager

John Kennedy joined Chesapeake Community Advisors in 2018 as a Real Estate Financial Analyst.  In this role, he is responsible for underwriting potential new acquisition and development opportunities, compiling applications for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and other funding sources, and overseeing development projects from concept through completion. He has recently been given the title of Assistant Project Manager. 

John grew up in the Metro Detroit area and holds a bachelors and an MBA from the University of Michigan.  Prior to joining Chesapeake, John worked for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in the Tax Credit division where he was responsible for evaluating tax credit applications and ensuring Section 42 compliance of in-process developments.  Prior to MSHDA, John worked for a Michigan-based nonprofit developer/property manager and saw many facets of the affordable housing universe. John is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Aquarium, and the Detroit Yacht Club.

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Gorman Management Company (GMC) is a legacy Section 8 owner/manager in Oklahoma that was established in 1978.  We were introduced to CCA through Ben Etheridge in 2012 and closed our first two 9% LIHTC deals that year.  Since then, we have closed an additional nine deals that are a mix of for-profit and non-profit owned properties (and three in process).  Most of our deals are complicated and require expertise in all levels of affordable housing (HUD, LIHTC, FNMA, etc.).  CCA has brought expertise as our development partner to all of these deals that was essential to their success.