Dr. Joshua Harris serves as the Vice President of Strategy for Skanska USA Commercial Development. Prior to joining Skanska, Dr. Harris served as the Academic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and prior or to joining NYU, Dr. Harris served as the Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Harris has taught real estate and finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Harris' primary areas of expertise include economic development, market research, expert testimony and financial/project consulting. His past clients include national real estate developers, real estate investment trusts, private equity firms, law firms and hospitality institutions as well as local governments and real estate companies.
Dr. Harris holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Central Florida with a research emphasis in institutional real estate and capital markets. Dr. Harris holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, has been named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow, a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and has received a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. Dr. Harris has served as an expert witness and for media interviews in the field of real estate, finance and economics.