Meet Our Newest Distinguished Fellow

Mariya Letdin

Dr. Mariya Letdin
Associate Professor, College of Business
Florida State University

The Research Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program engages the nation’s foremost commercial real estate, economic and public policy experts. Distinguished Fellows are active participants in NAIOP and contribute articles to NAIOP’s Development magazine, present to the association’s leadership via the Board of Directors or National Forums, participate in the Industry Trends Meeting, and provide advice, feedback and information regarding research being conducted in commercial real estate.

Mariya Letdin is the latest to join the program as the Ron Rayevich/NAIOP Distinguished Fellow. Her participation in the program was made possible thanks to a donation by Ron Rayevich, founding Governor of the Foundation, to create an endowment that will fund a Distinguished Fellow in perpetuity at Florida State University, his alma mater.

Dr. Letdin is an associate professor of real estate at Florida State University’s College of Business. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the FSU Student Real Estate Investment Fund. Prior to pursuing her academic career, Dr. Letdin worked in commercial real estate banking, including JP Morgan’s CMBS group. Dr. Letdin’s research is primarily focused on commercial real estate, debt, and market friction. Her work has been sponsored by Nareit and Real Estate Research Institute. Dr. Letdin has an active consulting practice on Real Estate Investment Trusts. Dr. Letdin and her FSU colleagues organize research symposia with accompanying special issues of academic journals such as Journal of Regional Science and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Dr. Letdin serves on the editorial board of Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, on the advisory board of Real Estate Research Institute and on the board of directors of the American Real Estate Society.