William H. Kinn, CRE

Partner, Kinn Real Estate Counselors, LLC

William H. Kinn, MAI, CRE, is a real estate consultant with over thirty years of experience. His activities include asset management, transactional consulting, investment sales and acquisition, investment analysis, real estate financing, loan underwriting, valuation of commercial properties and expert testimony. He has also acted as an expert witness and arbitrator in a number of real estate arbitrations.

He has specific expertise in the New York Metropolitan Real Estate Markets as well as a broad base of national experience. He has performed valuations of more than 500 Class A & B office buildings, retail malls, hotels, multi-family residential properties, industrial buildings and land parcels. He has extensive experience with large mixed-use and “trophy type assets” such as Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Citicorp Center, the Tiffany Flagship Store, the Amtrak Penn Station (Moynihan Station), the Trammel Crow Center (Chase Tower), Century City, the Opryland Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton Boston and Washington DC.

Mr. Kinn has strong management and interpersonal skills and has managed large work groups. He has a broad understanding of building systems and knows how to effectively interface with other professionals such as engineers and architects. In his role of Asset Manager, he has overseen numerous real estate capital projects and developments.

He has extensive knowledge of acquisitions, financing, and sales of investment grade property and has acquired commercial property for 1031 and other investment purposes throughout the country. He recently acquired net lease properties in Chicago, Illinois, Orlando, Florida, and in Lakeland and Houston, Texas and is structuring the disposition of two mixed-use development joint ventures in New York City.

Mr. Kinn has evaluated portfolios of properties for acquisition, disposition and mortgage underwriting. As part of the process the following factors were taken into consideration: tenant mix, credit worthiness, and market conditions. In addition, the potential cash flow was projected under various scenarios utilizing Excel and Argus software. Utilizing his broad understanding and specific knowledge of investment grade real estate, he is able to effectively negotiate beneficial terms and conditions.
Mr. Kinn was an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Real Estate Institute. Courses taught include Marketability and Feasibility Analysis and Real Estate Valuation and Analysis II. He was Co-author of the Urban Land Institute article entitled “ULI: Market Profiles, New York City”. He served on an Advisory Committee regarding Urban Land Institute’s Office Development Handbook. He holds a CRE designation with The Counselors of Real Estate and is president of the New York Chapter. He also has achieved a MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute and is past president of the Long Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is also an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York.