For over 40 years, Dr. Peter Linneman's unique blend of scholarly rigor and practical business insight has won him accolades from around the world, including PREA's prestigious Graaskamp Award for Real Estate Research, Wharton's Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center's Lifetime Achievement Award, Realty Stock Magazine's Special Achievement Award, being named "One of the 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate" by Realtor Magazine and inclusion in The New York Observer's "100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate".
After receiving both his Masters and Doctorate in Economics under the tutelage of Nobel Prize winners Milton Friedman, Gary Becker, George Stigler, Ted Schultz and Jim Heckman, Peter had a distinguished academic career at both The University of Chicago and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. For 33 years, he was a leading member of Wharton's faculty, serving as the Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy as well as the Founding Chairman of the Real Estate Department and Director of the prestigious Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center. During this time, he was co-editor of The Wharton Real Estate Review. In addition, he published over 100 scholarly articles, four editions of the acclaimed book Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities, and the widely read Linneman Letter quarterly report.
Peter's long and ongoing business career is highlighted by his roles as Founding Principal of Linneman Associates, a leading real estate advisory firm; CEO of American Land Fund; and CEO of KL Realty. For more than 35 years, he has advised leading corporations and served on over 20 public and private boards, including serving as Chairman of Rockefeller Center Properties, where he led the successful restructuring and sale of Rockefeller Center in the mid-1990s.
Although retired from Wharton's faculty, Dr. Linneman continues his commitment to education through his Save A Mind, Give A Choice educational charity for orphans and children of extreme poverty in rural Kenya. He has been married for over 40 years and is an exercise enthusiast.
Deborah Moy is a Principal of Linneman Associates, where she is the Managing Editor of The Linneman Letter, the highly regarded quarterly publication focusing on commercial real estate and macroeconomic analysis. Debbie also oversees Linneman Associates’ strategic consulting projects including investment strategy, portfolio analysis, industry white papers, and market research. She has co-authored several articles published in the Wharton Real Estate Review. Debbie previously worked at Lehman Brothers in its Real Estate Investment Banking Division in New York. Prior to that, she was with Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) in its Research, Transactions, and Asset Management Groups.
Debbie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and real estate from the Wharton School of Business. She is married and resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
Mukund Krishnaswami is a Principal of Linneman Associates and has nearly 15 years of experience across investing and consulting. He is the co-founder of Lighthouse Funds, a middle market investment business with operations in India and the US. He began his career with McKinsey and Company in New York, and subsequently joined the private equity business of Lehman Brothers. He holds undergraduate degrees in economics and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude) and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School. He is married and has a young son.
Karren E. Henderson, Chief of Staff, joined Linneman Associates after a stint in Chicago with Dr. Linneman at Equity International Properties. She began her career at CBS, Inc in New York in the Election Unit of the News Division and later at the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania as Business Administrator in the Real Estate Department and Public Policy Department. Karren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She is an avid reader, enjoys tennis, theatre, and travelling.
Doug Linneman, Sales and Marketing Manager, has been with Linneman Associates since 2008. Prior to joining the team, he had a long and distinguished career in the hotel sales, marketing and event planning field, having worked in many upscale hotels in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics from UCLA and Hotel Restaurant Management from City College of San Francisco. He enjoys theater and cinema, social ballroom dancing, sporting events, and figure skating.