Mr. Murdock is the Owner/Managing Partner of Community Research Services, LLC, a housing research and community development consulting firm. For the past 31 years he has provided market reports and studies on single-family developments, apartment complexes, condominium proposals, and senior citizen communities, with clients that have included a wide variety of for-profit firms, nonprofit organizations, as well as government agencies.
The firm has also provided direction and recommendations to local non-profits and governments in regard to housing policy and strategic planning, as well as technical assistance to eligible organizations. Mr. Murdock has been featured within several published articles on housing research, acted as an expert witness in housing-related legal matters, and has served as a speaker and moderator at numerous housing seminars on market-related issues over the past two decades.
Mr. Murdock is a founding member of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA), providing education and direction for housing research professionals across the nation. He currently serves on the council’s executive committee as Vice-Chair, and also co-chairs the Peer Review committee. He is a past member of the Michigan Housing Council, the first statewide affordable housing advocacy group in the nation, and previously served on the organization’s board of directors.
A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Kelly holds a degree in Economics and Business, with a concentration in economic modeling and analysis. He has completed post-graduate work at EMU, and is also a Peer-Reviewed Professional as designated by the National Council of Housing Market Analysts.
Outside of the housing research world, Kelly is a registered football referee/official through the Michigan High School Athletic Association, teaches private music lessons, and coaches softball in the Swartz Creek Community Schools. He and his wife Jean have been married for 30 years, and have one daughter and two dogs.