Kevin Thorpe

Chief Economist • United States

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Kevin Thorpe

Chief Economist • United States


Kevin is Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Economist and Head of Global Research, focusing on global economic trends and forecasts. He and the firm’s worldwide research team produce studies and statistics on topics affecting the global and U.S. economy, capital markets, finance, leasing fundamentals, property and project management and factors that affect supply-demand fundamentals in commercial real estate. Kevin has developed several econometric models to predict market trends, is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and has authored numerous studies and survey reports. Kevin is a past recipient of the NABE Outlook award for being recognized as the nation’s most accurate economic forecaster.

  • The George Washington University - Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Statistics
  • Hamilton College - Bachelor's degree, Economics

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Coronavirus Update: Time to Reassess

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Coronavirus: Impact on the Global Property Markets

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