Meet Our Distinguished Fellows

Meet the Distinguished Fellows who help bridge the practicing commercial real estate community and the academic community.

Shaun Bond

Shaun Bond

Director, Real Estate Center, University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Professor Shaun A. Bond holds the West Shell, Jr., Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati. He is also currently the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Shaun has an extensive research background in real estate finance and investment, with a special interest in portfolio choice in the context of institutional investment.

David Dale-Johnson

David Dale-Johnson

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.

Jan A. deRoos

Jan A. deRoos

HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Ithaca, New York

Jan A. deRoos is HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, where he has taught since 1988. He has devoted his career to teaching and research related to hospitality real estate, with a focus on the valuation, financing, development, and control of lodging, timeshare, and restaurant assets. He co-developed a free tool, the Hotel Valuation Software, with Stephen Rushmore of HVS International and has developed a respected on-line executive education curriculum for hotel real estate professionals. His book on hotel management agreements, co-authored with the late James Eyster, is the seminal academic publication on the topic. Prior to joining Cornell, deRoos worked extensively in the hotel industry as a construction and engineering manager.

Mark J. Eppli

Mark J. Eppli

Bell Chair in Real Estate, Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mark J. Eppli has 25 years of academic and administrative leadership experience, including a three year term as Interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University. Currently he is the Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette; prior to joining Marquette in 2002, he was Professor of Finance and Real Estate in the School of Business and Public Management at The George Washington University, where he directed the MBA program in Real Estate and Urban Development. Dr. Eppli is widely published in commercial real estate finance, development, and valuation. His research has been published in journals including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Land Economics, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Research, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Real Estate Literature, The Appraisal Journal, Real Estate Review, among others. Additionally, Dr. Eppli is coauthor of the fourth edition of Real Estate Development: Principles and Process and Valuing the New Urbanism, both books published by the Urban Land Institute. Dr. Eppli earned his Ph.D. (1991), MS (1984), and BBA (1983) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

David Funk

David L. Funk Ph.D.

Pasquinelli Chair in Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

David Funk completed his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an interdisciplinary focus on real estate and university administration. Prior to that, he worked in the real estate field for eight years, with responsibilities in construction, property management and development, including projects in historical preservation. During this time, he also founded Ohio-based Capstone Properties LLC and Capstone Property Management Ltd. as real estate holding and management companies. David was named the Pasquinelli Chair in Real Estate at Roosevelt University’s College of Business in September 2015. Before that, he was director and senior lecturer in the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University. Before going to Cornell, Dr. Funk directed full-time and executive M.B.A. programs, including the program at the University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business.

Thomas Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton, Ph.D.

Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Thomas Hamilton, CRE, FRICS is the Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate at Roosevelt Univeristy’s Heller College of Business. Previously he was Dr. Thomas Hamilton, a Commercial Real Estate Professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business and founder and president of Karvel-Hamilton Real Estate Analytics/PROTEC. Tom holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Wyoming. Tom has been a consultant to the telecommunications and utility industries in the United States for over 20 years. Dr. Hamilton is an independent board member of AEI Core Property Income Trust, Inc., and is a licensed real estate broker and a licensed appraiser. He is a former Fellow and Adjunct Faculty member of the Lincoln Land Institute in Cambridge, MA and former Research Associate with the International Association of Assessing Officers in Chicago, Illinois.

The data is compiled and analyzed by Tom Hamilton, Ph.D., MAI, CRE, and Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate at Roosevelt University in Chicago. The survey questions and statistical methodology were created, refined and finalized between 2014 and 2016 by the NAIOP Distinguished Fellows listed on the online NAIOP Sentiment Index.

Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris Ph.D.

Director, Dr. P Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate, University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Dr. Joshua Harris serves as the Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate at the University of Central Florida where he is responsible for directing research initiatives, industry outreach, and program development.

Barry Hersh

Barry Hersh

Clinical Associate Professor, Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University

New York, New York

Barry F. Hersh is Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate and Chair of the Masters in Real Estate Development Program. He teaches Land Use Regulation, Green Buildings, and the Development Capstone; works with faculty, students and curriculum and in 2012 was honored for his service. Mr. Hersh conducts research on environmentally responsible real estate development with the NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment.

Andre Kuzmicki

Andre Kuzmicki

Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andre Kuzmicki has been teaching real estate finance and investment since 1998 with the graduate Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His career in real estate spans nearly four decades and encompasses all aspects of real estate investment including development, acquisition and asset and portfolio management. He has served on numerous public and private real estate company boards. He is a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, past president of the NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter and is a founding father of its prestigious annual REX Awards and Gala.

Gerard Mildner

Gerard C.S. Mildner, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Real Estate, Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

Dr. Gerard Mildner is an associate professor of real estate finance and the director of the Center for Real Estate at Portland State University. Dr. Mildner has an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. His research is focused on land use regulation, growth managements, rent control, urban transportation and the economics of local government.

Christian Redfearn

Christian L. Redfearn

Associate Professor and Director, University of Southern California

Christian L. Redfearn is an associate professor in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. There, Redfearn is also the director of the Dollinger Masters of Real Estate Development program and the director of the Borstein Real Estate Case Series.

Mark Stapp

Mark Stapp

Executive Director, Master of Real Estate Development, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

In addition to his work in academia, Mark Stapp has been a part of various business enterprises and development projects for more than 34 years. He currently is managing member of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC.

Craig Tsur Somerville

Craig Tsuriel (Tsur) Somerville

Associate Professor and Director, 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.

Charles Tu

Charles C. Tu, PhD, CFA

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.

Danny Wall

Danny Wall

Associate Professor of Finance, Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program, The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah