Brian Schwagerl Named NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow

The NAIOP Research Foundation announces the appointment of Brian Schwagerl, J.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development, Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University, as a Distinguished Fellow.  

The Research Foundation’s Distinguished Fellows Program engages the nation’s foremost commercial real estate, economic and public policy experts. Distinguished Fellows contribute articles to NAIOP’s Development magazine, present to the organization’s National Forums groups, and provide advice, feedback and information regarding research being conducted on behalf of the commercial real estate industry. 

Schwagerl is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development and Undergraduate Program Director at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is an attorney with experience working on land use, leasing, acquisition and disposition of property issues. He has worked as a senior corporate real estate executive in charge of design and construction projects at NBCUniversal and Hearst developing global corporate headquarters. He lectures frequently on Environment Social Governance (ESG), the "office of the future” in a post-pandemic world, and property technology. He earned a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. 

“The Research Foundation is delighted to have Brian join our Distinguished Fellows program,” said Jennifer LeFurgy, Ph.D., executive director of the NAIOP Research Foundation. “His career experiences and extensive knowledge about the commercial real estate industry brings tremendous value to NAIOP members and our research, helping us make the important connection between the practicing and academic CRE communities. The Foundation looks forward to the enthusiasm and insights he will contribute to the program.”  

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