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Kenneth P. Riggs Jr
Category - Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Industry Leaders

Kenneth P. Riggs Jr is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate Research Corp (RERC)., since 1991. Under the direction of Mr. Riggs, RERC has continued its prominent position within the real estate industry as the source for investment criteria and one of the leaders in research valuation, investment analysis, independent fiduciary services, technology solutions and consulting for major institutional investors.


Mr. Riggs has long been recognized for bringing sophisticated and solid research to the real estate industry. He spearheaded the primary research behind Emerging Trends in Real Estate until 2000, and serves as publisher of the RERC Real Estate Report and the RERC/CCIM Investment Trends Quarterly, quarterly real estate investment reports produced by RERC. He also serves as co-publisher of Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate, an annual forecast report. He has been published and quoted in numerous industry-related and mainstream news sources such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Bloomberg News,, Mortgage Banking, Pensions & Investments, Real Estate Issues and the Chicago Tribune, among others.


As one of the nation’s leading spokespersons on trends analysis, Mr. Riggs has been a featured national and regional speaker for the National Association of REALTORS®, Pension Real Estate Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, The Counselors of Real Estate, and other organizations and firms.


Mr Riggs was named one of Real Estate’s 25 Most Influential Thought Leaders by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Professional Awards, Designations and Affiliations

Some of the many designations that Mr. Riggs received are the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute (formerly Association for Investment Management and Research-AIMR), the Fellowship of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors designation, FRICS, and the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation from the Counselors of Real Estate.  He served on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Commercial Real Estate Research Subcommittee (Immediate Past Chair and is a member since 2003).

Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Industry Leaders
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