George Cashman Named NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow

Program connects CRE practitioner and academic communities 

June 12, 2023

The NAIOP Research Foundation announces the appointment of George Cashman, Ph.D., associate professor at the Marquette University College of Business Administration, 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.

Cashman joined the finance department at Marquette in fall 2015, having previously spent eight years as an assistant professor at Texas Tech University. His research interests include organizational and contract design, mutual fund investor behavior, boards of directors, and the effects of information within marketplaces. At Marquette, he was awarded the Miles Research Fellow in 2020 and currently serves as the curriculum coordinator for the MKE CRE High School Immersion program that was created in partnership with NAIOP Wisconsin to provide high school students from underrepresented backgrounds in the Milwaukee area with an immersive learning experience regarding future careers and opportunities in the commercial real estate industry.

“The Research Foundation is delighted to have George 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 George will contribute to the program.”

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About the NAIOP Research Foundation
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