Brent W. Ambrose, Ph.D.
Smeal Professor of Real Estate and Director, Institute for Real Estate Studies, Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pa.
Brent W. Ambrose is the Smeal Professor of Real Estate, Director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies, and Director of the Ph.D. Program at the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business. In 2010, he was the President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) and served as its Executive Vice President from 1996 to 2003. He is a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics at the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute, the Real Estate Research Institute, and in 2006 was appointed a Fellow of the FDIC Center for Financial Research. Dr. Ambrose serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, the International Real Estate Review, and Real Estate Economics, and is a member of the advisory board of the Real Estate Research Institute and the board of directors of AREUEA. Dr. Ambrose’s research interests include issues related to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), loss mitigation programs associated with mortgage default and foreclosure, Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), fixed-income securities, and consumer credit contracts. He has consulted with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Treasury Department, and the Congressional Budget Office on issues concerning FHA mortgage default and foreclosure, economically targeted assets, privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the GSEs’ affordable housing goals. Dr. Ambrose holds a Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Georgia and a B.S. in Business from Wake Forest University.
Randy I. Anderson, Ph.D., CRE
Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair of Real Estate
University of Central Florida
Dr. Randy Anderson, is the inaugural Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate and directs the School's research and education institute housed in the College of Business Administration. Anderson has been active in the real estate business since 1991 as a researcher, owner, investor, and strategist. Recently, Dr. Anderson was awarded the designation of Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and named a Homer Hoyt Institute Fellow.
James R. DeLisle, Ph.D.
Runstad Professor of Real Estate and Director
University of Washington
Dr. James R. DeLisle is the Runstad Professor of Real Estate and the Director of Graduate Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. Dr. DeLisle received his B.B.A. in real estate and M.S. in marketing research from the University of Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. in real estate and urban land economics from the University of Wisconsin. His career has blended the academic and industry side of the profession including his role as executive vice president and head of Strategic Planning for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, where he founded and directed the Investment Research Department. Prior to that, he was a vice president of Investment Research at Prudential Real Estate Investors.
David Funk Ph.D.
Director and Senior Lecturer Baker Program in Real Estate
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. Before coming 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 Ph.D.
Professor Shenehon Center for Real Estate
University of St. Thomas
Dr. Thomas Hamilton, CRE, FRICS is 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, IL.
G. Donald Jud, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus and Interim Director of the Center for Business and Economics Research
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dr. G. Donald Jud is Professor Emeritus of Finance in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and principal of Jud & Associates, which is also located in Greensboro, N.C. Dr. Jud received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and MBA and BA degrees from the University of Texas. Presently, Dr. Jud is a research fellow of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute, where he is an emeritus member of the Weimer School Faculty and the Board of Directors of the Institute.
Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business
Mr. Andre Kuzmicki is the Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. He teaches real estate finance and investment and administers the non-academic operations of the program. He is an experienced corporate director and REIT trustee, currently serving on the boards of RealNet Canada Inc. and Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT. A past president of the NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter, Mr. Kuzmicki is the founding chairman of its annual REX Awards and Gala. Mr. Kuzmicki holds a BA and an MBA from McGill University.
Interim Director Master of Real Estate Development Program
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Michael Maxwell is a professor and the interim director of Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Real Estate Development Program at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Maxwell maintains an active real estate development and advisory firm focused on regenerative development in evolving urban markets. He holds a Master of Planning degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Maxwell’s interests and research are focused in the areas of emerging retail trends and urban revitalization and public/private partnerships. His professional activities encompass the NAIOP South Florida Board of Directors; ULI Florida/Caribbean District Council Executive Committee; ULI Inner City Council; Greater Miami Urban League; and founder of New Urban Development LLC, a not-for-profit affordable housing development company.
Gerard C.S. Mildner, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Real Estate
Portland State University
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.
Norman G. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Real Estate
University of San Diego
San Diego, California
Dr. Norm Miller is a Professor at the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He started his academic career at the University of Georgia, and received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in finance and real estate. Dr. Miller has spent time as a visiting faculty member at DePaul University and the University of Hawaii and has worked at the CoStar Group in Analytics. Dr. Miller is active on the editorial board of several national and international journals and is a past president of ARES, the American Real Estate Society.
Dustin Read, Ph.D.
Associate Director for the Center for Real Estate
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dr. Dustin Read serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as well as a lecturer in the Belk College of Business's Department of Finance. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri and is a licensed attorney in the State of North Carolina. Dr. Read also holds a M.A. in Real Estate from the University of Florida and received his Ph.D. in Public Policy at UNC Charlotte. Before joining the Center for Real Estate, he worked as a commercial real estate broker specializing in retail investment sales.
Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate
Arizona State University
Mark Stapp is the Executive Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program and the Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He serves as a faculty associate in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. An active member of the Phoenix development community, Mark has been a part of various business enterprises and development projects for over 34 years. He currently serves as co-chair of the Academic Research Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), is a member of ICSC’s North American Research Task Force and the Editorial Board of the Homburg-Oxford University Press. Mark is also the Managing Member of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC, an investment and development firm of projects throughout the United States, and provider of asset management and design consultation services. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from William Patterson University and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive and Professional Education program in the Graduate School of Business.
Thomas G. Thibodeau, Ph.D.
Global Real Estate Capital Markets Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Thomas Thibodeau is the Global Real Estate Capital Markets Professor and the Academic Director of the CU Real Estate Center in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is currently teaching Real Estate Finance and Investments and Real Estate Economics in the MBA Program at Leeds. He has taught courses in real estate fundamentals, real estate markets and valuation, real estate development, commercial mortgage backed securities, managerial economics and macroeconomics.