Meet Our Distinguished Fellows

Meet the NAIOP Distinguished Fellows who help bridge the gap between the practicing commercial real estate community and the academic community.  

  • Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego
  • Suzanne Lanyi Charles, Ph.D.

    Boyd Stofer/NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Associate Professor; Acting Chair of the Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate; Director of Graduate Studies, Real Estate, Cornell University
  • Jim Clayton, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business at York University
    NAIOP Greater Toronto
  • Morris Davis, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and Professor of Finance and Economics, Rutgers Business School
  • Mark J. Eppli, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Director, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    NAIOP Wisconsin
  • Julia Freybote, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate; Academic Director, Master of Real Estate Development, Portland State University
  • Kat Grimsley, Ph.D.

    Thomas J. Bisacquino/NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Director, Masters in Real Estate Development Program, George Mason University
    NAIOP Northern Virginia
  • Michael Kercheval

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Executive Director, CU Real Estate Center, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Mariya Letdin

    Ron Rayevich/NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Associate Professor, Florida State University, College of Business
    NAIOP Northeast Florida
  • Emil Malizia, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Research Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dustin Read, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program, Clemson University
  • Spenser Robinson, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Associate Professor and Director of Real Estate, Central Michigan University
  • Brian Schwagerl, J.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Clinical Assitant Professor of Real Estate Development, Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University
  • Mark Stapp

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real Estate, Executive Director of Real Estate Programs, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
    NAIOP Arizona
  • Zhou Yang, Ph.D.

    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow
    Associate Professor of Economics, Robert Morris University
    NAIOP Pittsburgh