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

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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 Funk

David Funk Ph.D.

Director and Senior Lecturer Baker Program in Real Estate

Cornell University | Ithaca, N.Y.

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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

Thomas Hamilton, Ph.D.

Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate

Roosevelt University | Chicago, Illinois

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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, IL.

Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris Ph. D.

Director, Dr. P Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate

University of Central Florida | Orlando, Florida

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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, NY

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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

Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business

York University | Toronto, Canada

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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.

Michael Maxwell

Michael Maxwell

Interim Director Master of Real Estate Development Program

Nova Southeastern University | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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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 Mildner

Gerard C.S. Mildner, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Real Estate

Portland State University | Portland, Oregon

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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

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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

Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate

Arizona State University | Phoenix, Ariz.

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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

Thomas G. Thibodeau, Ph.D.

Global Real Estate Capital Markets Professor

University of Colorado Boulder | Boulder, Colorado

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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. Thibodeau is also a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow.

Craig Tsur Somerville

Craig Tsur Somerville

Associate Professor and Director

UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate

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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, CA

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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

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