Jim Clayton is Vice-President of Research at Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, a Hartford CT based global real estate investment adviser with affiliate and subsidiary offices in the US, UK, Europe and Asia. At Cornerstone, Jim is responsible for monitoring and forecasting real estate and capital market trends and delivering applied research and strategic thought pieces to the firm’s leadership and investor clients. Prior to joining Cornerstone in December 2008, he was the Director of Research at the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Before joining PREA in 2006, Jim held faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and Saint Mary’s University (in Halifax, Nova Scotia). He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Real Estate Program in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut and also teaches in executive education programs at the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac).
Jim is a Fellow of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI), a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics and a past recipient of a Homer-Hoyt Institute post-doctoral fellowship. He is active in a number of industry groups and is a frequent presenter at both industry and academic events in North America and abroad. Jim has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen’s University, an MA degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. degree in Real Estate Finance and Urban Economics from the University of British Columbia.