I am a Visiting Professor at the Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) as of January 2021. I am also the Executive Vice-President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the premier professional society for academics in the real estate finance and economics area.
I retired from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in September 2020 where I was a Wood Center In Real Estate Distinguished Scholar. I taught finance, economics, real estate development, and international business to working executives, undergraduates, MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. students for 30 years at UNC and another 9 at the University of California - Irvine and the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.
My research interests cover a variety of topics in capital and real estate markets (see the Papers and Research tabs at the top of the page for details). Some of my research has been recognized with awards over the past twenty years. Some of my recent research in real estate has been supported through a competitive grant from the Real Estate Research Institute.
I have Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in economics from the University of Maryland– College Park. I have been married for 42+ years, and my wife, Cindy, and I have four daughters (two of whom are married to Army veterans – SF and Aviation branch), and a granddaughter (and one on the way!) and 2 grandsons.