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 Dale-Johnson

David Dale-Johnson

Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate, Alberta School of Business

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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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

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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, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Dr. Mark 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 professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette. He is widely published in commercial real estate finance, development, and valuation, and is coauthor of two books.

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, 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.

Academic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University

Orlando, Florida

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Dr. Joshua Harris serves as the Academic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

Barry Hersh

Barry Hersh

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

New York, New York

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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.

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

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

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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

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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, California

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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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Larry Wofford

Larry Wofford

Davis D. Bovaird Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Larry Wofford has experience in academia and as an entrepreneur.In academia, he developed and taught a real estate program at the University of Tulsa and was a founder and President of the American Real Estate Society.He has been an active researcher, editor of the Journal of Real Estate Research, and authored or co-authored two real estate textbooks. As an entrepreneur he enjoyed working on developing diverse business enterprises.Larry earned B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Tulsa, an M.L.S. from the University of Oklahoma, a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of Oxford.He is an urban planner having received the AICP designation from the American Institute of Certified Planners, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute. Larry serves on the board of directors of Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global. He has a long-time research interest in the interaction between practicing professionals and academicians in the real estate area.