Kennedy Wilson entered the European market in 2011 when it served as the catalyst and lead investor in the recapitalization of the Bank of Ireland. The team quickly grew its presence to become one of the top commercial property owners in the country, and then expanded across the continent with offices in Dublin, London, Madrid and Jersey overseeing a $4 billion property portfolio. In 2017, Mr. McMorrow and his team closed a landmark transaction that combined Kennedy Wilson Holdings and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc into one global platform with a simpler structure and an $8 billion enterprise value, generating recurring revenue of over $700 million and positioning the global company for future growth opportunities.
Prior to joining Kennedy Wilson in 1988, Mr. McMorrow served in the banking industry for 17 years. He was Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Credit Policy Committee at Imperial Bank in Los Angeles and held senior positions with a variety of financial service firms, including eight years as a Senior Vice President of Fidelity Bank in Pennsylvania.
Mr. McMorrow attended Loyola High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business as well as his MBA from the University of Southern California, where he serves as a Trustee. He is also on the Executive Board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and endowed the William J. McMorrow Global Real Estate Program at the USC Marshall School of Business. Mr. McMorrow’s other philanthropic interests include supporting Loyola High School, which honored him with the Cahalan Award for Distinguished Alumni in 2010 and where he serves on the Loyola High School Board of Regents.