Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist
JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure
Dr. Walter Kemmsies is Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL’s Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group. Walter executes initiatives for JLL’s public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports, inland hubs and airports. He has expanded the JLL’s expertise to the infrastructure sector to assist both public agencies and investors in long term strategic planning/capital investment, underwriting, financing and evaluation of investment vehicles and opportunities.
Walter provides substantial support to the freight movement industry via a monthly column, presentations at major international industry conferences, and advising the US Department of Commerce on supply chain competitiveness and the Department of Transportation’s National Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Valuation. Walter recently testified to the US Senate Transportation and Commerce Subcommittee on issues affecting the freight industry.
Prior to joining JLL, Walter was the Chief Economist for Moffat & Nichol, a leading global infrastructure advisement firm. Before that, Walter was the Head of European Strategy at JP Morgan in London and Head of Global Industry Strategy at UBS in Zurich and London.