Meet Our Team

John Kennedy

Financial Analyst

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. 

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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What Others Are Saying About Us

We have worked on numerous types of financing with Chesapeake Community Advisors over the past ten years.  They have ranged from FHA mark-to-market loans to Fannie Mae financing with various levels of renovations on  developments across the country.  What we have found is that there are very few advisors and partners like CCA who have the expertise to guide a deal literally from day one when looking at the feasibility of a deal  through to the construction and lease-up of a property.  We value working with CCA for their knowledge, ingenuity, dedication and hard work to come up with the best possible outcome for their partners and residents.