Jack Kern is the director of research and publications for Yardi Systems, Inc., and is responsible for the data analytics team at Yardi Matrix and the information publishing group in New York City comprised of Commercial Property Executive and Multi-housing News. The Yardi Matrix product suite is being greatly expanded to provide clients with extensive analytical capabilities and will encompass broader coverage nationally soon. Within the news and information publishing group, additional reporting and market data is becoming available that encompasses all property sectors and specialty areas, including energy.
Prior to joining the firm Kern served as the managing director of consultancy Kern Investment Research, a national research practice with clients across the U.S. and Europe. Earlier in his career Kern worked at both Archstone-Smith where he managed their global research operation and the Charles E. Smith companies a firm subsequently acquired by Archstone.