KennMar is a commercial real estate investment firm in Speedway, Indiana. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve been finding new opportunities for development and redevelopment and managing every detail from start to finish.
Smart development requires a knack for anticipating what the market will demand in the coming years.
Roadway expansion projects, local industry growth, and municipal improvement projects are just some of the factors we look for when finding sites for development and redevelopment. We also look for retail development opportunities that would allow for multiple tenants serving a variety of needs, to ensure long-term economic stability.
Serving the Community
While our goal is to find the best opportunities for our investors, we always put the needs of the community first – if local residents oppose a development, or if a project could in any way have a negative impact, we won’t move forward with it. When we ask ourselves, “Have I done any good in the world today?” we should be able to answer with a resounding “Yes.”
At KennMar’s headquarters – a former freestanding bank branch – congregants of a nearby church had for years been using the parking lot during off-peak hours for overflow parking. When we redeveloped the bank branch to become our home office, we talked with church officials and let them know they were welcome to continue using the lot. That’s what we mean by “doing good” and avoiding negative impact – the parking lot fulfills an important need in the community and should continue to do so.
Our Commitment to Excellence
With every project, we consider how we can produce an outstanding result. For a builder, an office building is just a construction project, but for the people who will work there, that building is a home away from home. It’s where they spend most of their week, and the finishing details can greatly enhance their daily experience. Interior spaces with abundant natural light and exteriors with beautiful landscaping are just a few features that can make people feel more relaxed and happy in the workplace.
Meet The Executives
President and Chief Executive Officer
Brent’s background in investment management began immediately after his college graduation. Since then, he’s become an expert in his field, and after founding KennMar, he recruited a leadership team that shares his passion for ethical development and redevelopment. As KennMar’s president and CEO, Brent’s responsibilities include strategic planning, identifying investment and development opportunities, and managing development and redevelopment efforts.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of industries including commercial and residential real estate; retail, wholesale, governmental, and not-for-profits; and financial institutions. As CFO for KennMar, he evaluates the risks and ROI for potential projects, negotiates contract terms and licensing agreements, and works with local municipalities to secure bonding for projects.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Vice President of Development and operations
LeighAnne has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, including acquisitions, forecasting, commercial leasing negotiations, and oversight of malls, office buildings, and community centers. As VP of Development and Operations for KennMar, she develops new revenue streams, identifies opportunities to improve operational processes, and seeks new stakeholder partnerships.
Jim’s extensive experience in accounting and finance includes the development of formal accounting policies, management of reporting and budgets, and oversight of productivity. As Corporate Controller for KennMar, he manages billing, accounts payable and receivable, and financial recordkeeping.
Corporate Controller/HR Specialist
Certificate, Concentration: Business Foundations
Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System Course
Resource Management Budget Course
Certificate, Accounting Specialist Course
Christine A. Warnock
Manufacturing Materials Management