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John Kennedy

Project Manager

John Kennedy joined Chesapeake Community Advisors in 2018 and currently serves as a Project Manager. 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

“RPS engaged CCA in 2005 to assist in the disposition of RPS’s affordable housing portfolio, which consisted of over eighty properties, located throughout the country. The successful conclusion to our portfolio disposition is in large part attributable to Ben and David and their team at CCA. Though faced with a multitude of problems, including properties with extensive deferred maintenance, difficult regulatory agencies and severely distressed financial markets, CCA brought resolutions to our issues that were consistently satisfactory to all parties concerned. The depth and scope of CCA’s expertise in the many facets of the affordable housing industry proved invaluable. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with such a group of professionals.”