Dr. Walter Kemmsies is a Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist for JLL’s U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group. In this role, he executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to seaports and airports throughout North America. Dr. Kemmsies is widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail and infrastructure in the U.S. His areas of expertise include demand forecasting, maritime and overall global trade regulatory issues, public/private port and infrastructure financing as well as long term strategic planning/capital investment. His professional experience working in Europe, Latin America and Asia uniquely qualifies him as a global trade economist.