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. Research papers have been published on the performance of real estate fund managers, real estate derivatives, liquidity risk, and volatility modeling. Prior to joining the Finance Department at UC, Shaun held an appointment in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In addition, Shaun has been a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University. Shaun holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Queensland (awarded with First Class Honors). In 2011, Shaun was elected to a three-year term on the board of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He also serves on the advisory board of the Real Estate Research Institute and has served as a trustee of the Cincinnati chapter of NAIOP. In addition to his academic work, Shaun has also completed research projects for many industry and government groups, including the Investment Property Forum (UK), the European Public Real Estate Association, HM Treasury, and the Real Estate Research Institute.