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.

Richard Buttimer

Richard J. Buttimer Jr.

Director, Childress Klein Center for Real Estate, Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Childress Klein Center for real estate is an applied research center that focuses on public policy matters related to real estate and urban economics. As director, Buttimer is responsible for setting the research direction of the center, for being the primary contact with the public for all matters related to the center, and for administering the center’s budget and associated faculty and staff.

Jim Clayton

Jim Clayton

Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business at York University

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Jim Clayton was appointed Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the newly established Brookfield Centre in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto in January 2018. He is tasked with helping to lead and establish the Brookfield Centre as a global centre of excellence in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. The Centre’s activities include Schulich’s 12-month Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program — the first of its kind in Canada and one of only a few in the world – one that builds on the School’s long-existing MBA specialization in real estate and infrastructure. Professor Clayton returned to academia and Canada from global investment manager Barings (formerly Cornerstone), where he was Head of Real Estate Investment Strategy and Analytics. He was responsible for monitoring and forecasting real estate investment and capital market trends, advising on fund and client investment and portfolio strategy, and delivering applied research and strategic thought pieces. He also sat on the equity and debt investment committees and the valuation committee. While at Barings Jim was an Adjunct Professor in the Real Estate Program in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.

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.

Mark J. Eppli

Mark J. Eppli, Ph.D.

Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Dr. Mark Eppli has 25 years of academic and administrative leadership experience. He served as Interim James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration from 2012 to 2015 and was a Professor of Finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. Currently he is director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is widely published in commercial real estate finance, development, and valuation, and is coauthor of two books.

Kat Grimsley

Kat Grimsley, Ph.D.

Director, MS in Real Estate Development, George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

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Kat Grimsley is the Director of the Masters in Real Estate Development program at the George Mason University. She is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the program including community building, curriculum management and strategic development.

Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris Ph.D.

Academic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University

New York, New York

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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.

Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones

Director, Baker Program in Real Estate, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

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Dustin Jones is the Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Jones teaches graduate level courses in real estate transactions and deal structuring, real estate development process, and zoning and entitlements law on Cornell’s Ithaca campus, as well as courses on smart cities, and real estate technology and innovation at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City.

Vivek Sah

Vivek Sah

Director of the LIED Institute of Real Estate Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Dr. Vivek Sah is the Director of the LIED Institute of Real Estate Studies in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). At UNLV, he is responsible for leading the LIED lnstitute’s efforts to grow the real estate program for students and supporting the education needs of the industry professionals in the Nevada region.

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 President of Cahava Springs Development Corporation.

Craig Tsur Somerville

Craig Tsuriel (Tsur) Somerville

Associate Professor and Senior Fellow, 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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