Jim Clayton is a Professor, the Timothy R. Price Chair and the Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure in the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Centre aims to be a global leader in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. Activities include Schulich’s new 12-month Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program, one that builds on the School’s long-existing MBA specialization in the same areas. Clayton returned to academia, and Canada, in January from global investment manager Barings in Hartford, CT, where he was Head of Real Estate Investment Strategy and Analytics. Previously he was Director of Research at the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and prior to that had faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jim has a Ph.D. from UBC, an MA from Western, and an Honours BA from Queen’s.