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 Impact on Global Property Markets

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Kevin Thorpe • 5/20/2020
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Research • Economy

Coronavirus Impact on Global Property Markets

Hear Chief Economist, Kevin Thorpe and other key global leaders discuss market observations and the pandemic’s economic impact on property types and capital markets across the Americas, EMEA and APAC via the webinar replay videos.
Kevin Thorpe • 5/14/2020
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Research • Economy

The Chief Economist

Navigating today’s markets is more complex than ever. Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Economist Kevin Thorpe is here to provide clarity on what's happening and what’s next. 
Kevin Thorpe • 5/11/2020
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Research • Economy

Coronavirus Impact on the Property Markets: Focus on U.S. & Canada

In this first edition, we focus on the Americas, providing impact analysis and the latest market observations on all property types and capital markets.
Kevin Thorpe • 4/21/2020
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Article • Economy

COVID-19 Market Response FAQs

What is the probability the U.S. and the Global Economy will go into recession? What indicators are you watching to help identify the inflection point? What will be the impact on coworking?
Kevin Thorpe • 4/14/2020
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Article • Policy

Global Policy Report

It is clear now that what was originally a supply-side shock—and to a lesser extent an export demand shock for the global economy—has morphed into something far more pernicious.
Kevin Thorpe • 4/2/2020
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Article • Economy

COVID-19: A Wholly Unprecedented Policy Response

On March 27, an enormous $2.2 trillion emergency coronavirus stimulus package was signed into law. The stimulus bill is aimed at providing immediate economic relief to households and businesses large and small.
Kevin Thorpe • 3/30/2020
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Insights • Economy

Webinar: COVID-19 Implications for Real Estate Investors and Occupiers

Watch the Cushman & Wakefield webinar to learn about the implications of COVID-19 for real estate investors and occupiers.
Kevin Thorpe • 3/23/2020
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Article • Economy

Coronavirus Update: Time to Reassess

Although health officials overwhelmingly agree that these containment measures are necessary, the economic costs of the coronavirus are rising quickly. In this update, we highlight some of the latest developments that are most germane to property.
Kevin Thorpe • 3/16/2020
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Article • Economy

Coronavirus Update as of March 10, 2020

As the number of coronavirus diagnoses and their potential impact on the global economy continues to increase, we will provide frequent updates on the latest developments.
Kevin Thorpe • 3/10/2020
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Research • Economy

Coronavirus: Impact on the Global Property Markets

Developments are extremely fluid, and tremendous uncertainty remains regarding how broadly the virus will spread and what its ultimate impact will be on public health, economic growth and financial and real estate markets.
Kevin Thorpe • 2/28/2020
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Research • Forecast / Outlook

Demographic Shifts: The World in 2030

How Boomers, Millennials and Gen Z Will Impact the Global Workplace by 2030
Dominic Brown • 1/7/2020