Mr. Cunningham joined The Townsend Group in 2012 and is the primary relationship manager for several of the firm’s institutional clients totaling $15 billion in net assets. Mr. Cunningham’s responsibilities include development and execution of investment strategy, new investment recommendations, and portfolio management. Mr. Cunningham also contributes to global real estate fund underwriting and leads the firm’s timberland and farmland research team.
Prior to joining The Townsend Group, Mr. Cunningham worked as a Consultant at Hewitt EnnisKnupp (previously Ennis, Knupp & Associates), providing real estate advisory and reporting services on over $3.5 billion in real estate assets. While at Hewitt EnnisKnupp, Mr. Cunningham was responsible for all timberland and farmland manager and market coverage at the firm, as well as recommendations leading to more than $250 million in client capital commitments across real estate, farmland, and timberland investments. His career began underwriting public securities at Mason Street Advisors while also managing a portion of Marquette University’s Endowment as a member of the Applied Investment Management (AIM) Program.
Mr. Cunningham is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a member of The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. Mr. Cunningham earned a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, International Business, and Spanish, from Marquette University.