Faculty

Josh_Harris  headshotJoshua A. Harris, Ph. D., CAIA

CAIA Institute Director and Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate

Dr. Joshua Harris serves as the Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate at the University of Central Florida where he is responsible for directing research initiatives, industry outreach, and program development. Dr. Harris also teaches real estate and finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, Dr. Harris performs consulting services for real estate developers, REITs, private equity funds, commercial brokerages, and has been qualified as an expert witness in state and federal cases. Dr. Harris holds a Ph. D. in Finance, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, and has been named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow.

Geoffrey turnbull2Geoffrey K. Turnbull, Ph. D.

Jim Heistand –NAIOP Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Real Estate

Dr. Geoffrey K. Turnbull is the Jim Heistand-NAIOP Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Real Estate at UCF. He is a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. Previous academic appointments include Professor of Economics at Georgia State University and Professor of Economics and the C. J. Brown Distinguished Professor of Real Estate at LSU. His current research on real property focuses on housing markets, real estate brokerage, property rights issues in developed and developing countries, and the effects of taxation and regulation on urban land use. He has published extensively in both real estate and economics journals on these and related topics and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, and Review of Regional Studies. Recently, Dr. Turnbull was named the Editor of the Journal of Housing Research. Dr. Turnbull also advises local governments and firms and organizations in the business services, energy, and hospitality industries on a variety of issues.

Dombrow Headshot 120x160Jonathan Dombrow, Ph. D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Real Estate

Jonathan Dombrow received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. His research projects have included work for the National Association of Realtors, BOMA office markets, analyses of the Baton Rouge apartment and housing markets, and Chicago’s Regional Rental Market Analysis.

His research interests include housing and rental price indexes, brokerage issues, and residential development. Dr. Dombrow’s work has been published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Regional Science, and the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

Arno van der VlistArno van der Vlist, Ph. D.

Visiting Scholar

Professor of Real Estate, University of Groningen

Arno van der Vlist MSc.Agricultural & Land Economics and PhD. Economics is the professor Real Estate Development at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Department of Economic Geography since September 2008. He serves as the Program manager of the Master of Real Estate Studies and teaches Real Estate Development, and Real Estate Research. Additionally, he developed an International Master Program International Real Estate Studies launched in 2013.

Rebecca YorkRebecca York, J.D.

Instructor of Real Estate Law

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David M. Harrison, Ph.D.

Professor and Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate

David M. Harrison, Ph.D., is the incoming Howard Philips Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Real Estate in the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at UCF, and president-elect of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). His primary research interests involve real estate investment trusts and mortgage markets. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Literature and the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, including numerous publications in leading academic real estate outlets such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and Journal of Urban Economics. 11 of these articles received “best paper” awards. In 2007, Harrison was awarded the William N. Kinnard award by the American Real Estate Society, in recognition of “substantial contributions to the field of real estate research achieved under the age of 40.”

Harrison received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and prior to joining the faculty at UCF was on faculty at Texas Tech and the University of Vermont.


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