Director, Childress Klein Center for Real Estate, Belk College of Business,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Childress Klein Center for real estate is an applied research center that focuses on public policy matters related to real estate and urban economics. As director, Buttimer is responsible for setting the research direction of the center, for being the primary contact with the public for all matters related to the center, and for administering the center’s budget and associated faculty and staff.
Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure,
Schulich School of Business at York University
Jim Clayton was appointed Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the newly established Brookfield Centre in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto in January 2018. He is tasked with helping to lead and establish the Brookfield Centre as a global centre of excellence in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. The Centre’s activities include Schulich’s 12-month Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program — the first of its kind in Canada and one of only a few in the world – one that builds on the School’s long-existing MBA specialization in real estate and infrastructure. Professor Clayton returned to academia and Canada from global investment manager Barings (formerly Cornerstone), where he was Head of Real Estate Investment Strategy and Analytics. He was responsible for monitoring and forecasting real estate investment and capital market trends, advising on fund and client investment and portfolio strategy, and delivering applied research and strategic thought pieces. He also sat on the equity and debt investment committees and the valuation committee. While at Barings Jim was an Adjunct Professor in the Real Estate Program in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.
Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate,
Alberta School of Business
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Professor David Dale-Johnson is the Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate at the Alberta School of Business. An expert in real estate finance and development and city building, he came to U of A after many years teaching in that field at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Sol Price School of Public Policy. He has led real estate study programs in Latin America and Asia as well as executive programs for professional organizations, local governments and private industry. Professor Dale-Johnson completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Business Administration at the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of Alberta, he has built a new program in real estate at the Alberta School of Business offering a Certificate to Bachelor of Commerce students and stream to MBA students. In 2015, working with NAIOP Edmonton, he brought the NAIOP Real Estate Challenge to Alberta – now known as the Battle of Alberta, where students from the Alberta School of Business and the Haskayne School of Business compete in a development case competition. He teaches executive programs for REALpac and a new real estate elective for MBAs at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. His current research interests focus on the valuation of land use rights and the evolution of real estate markets in economies in transition.
Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Mark Eppli has 25 years of academic and administrative leadership experience. He served as Interim James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration from 2012 to 2015 and was a Professor of Finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. Currently he is director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is widely published in commercial real estate finance, development, and valuation, and is coauthor of two books.
Director, MS in Real Estate Development,
George Mason University
Kat Grimsley is the Director of the Masters in Real Estate Development program at the George Mason University. She is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the program including community building, curriculum management and strategic development.
Vice President of Strategy,
Skanska USA Commercial Development
New York, New York
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.
Director, Baker Program in Real Estate, SC Johnson College of Business,
Ithaca, New York
Dustin Jones is the Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Jones teaches graduate level courses in real estate transactions and deal structuring, real estate development process, and zoning and entitlements law on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, as well as courses on smart cities, and real estate technology and innovation at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.
Director of the LIED Institute of Real Estate Studies,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Vivek Sah is the Director of the LIED Institute of Real Estate Studies in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). At UNLV, he is responsible for leading the LIED lnstitute’s efforts to grow the real estate program for students and supporting the education needs of the industry professionals in the Nevada region.
Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate, Executive Director of Real Estate Programs, W.P. Carey School of Business,
Arizona State University
Dr. Stapp is the Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate, Director of Real Estate Programs in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has also serves as a faculty associate in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. In November 2011, Stapp was named a Distinguished Fellow of NAIOP. He Stapp has over 40 years experience planning, designing, developing, investing in and advising about real estate.
Associate Professor and Senior Fellow,
UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate
Dr. Tsur Somerville is an associate professor, director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, and holder of the Real Estate Foundation Professorship in Real Estate Finance at the Sauder School of Business at UBC.
Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate & Academic Director of MSRE Program,
University of San Diego
San Diego, California
Charles Tu is the Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate and Academic Director of the MS in Real Estate program in the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego. He teaches a variety of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including real estate finance and investment, real estate capital markets, real estate management, and real estate development. He is also the principal instructor of Advanced Real Estate Finance in Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate School. Tu earned his PhD in business administration from The George Washington University in 1999 and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000. He became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2009 and is ARGUS Software Certified for both ARGUS Valuation-DCF and Developer. Tu is also a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow.
Associate Professor of Finance, Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program,
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah