The real estate industry encompasses a variety of disciplines, including finance, economic development, city and regional planning, and many others. To reflect this multi-disciplinary eco-system, the Center is partnering with faculty members from a variety of Ohio State departments to provide our students with a well-rounded education in the area of real estate.

Fisher Faculty

  • Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David

    Zahi Ben-DavidItzhak (Zahi) Ben-David, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate; Academic Director, Ohio State Center for Real Estate

    Dr. Ben-David teaches real estate and finance classes to MBA students. Dr. Ben-David has published in top finance and economics journals, such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. His work in recent years investigates the role of intermediaries in precipitating the housing bubble, and the aftermath of the housing crisis. Dr. Ben-David holds an MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Chicago, as well as a BS and MS in industrial engineering, and a BA in accounting from Tel-Aviv University, and an MS in finance from London Business School. 
    (614) 292-7843

  • Matt Sheridan

    Matt SheridanMatt Sheridan, Senior Lecturer in Finance

    Matt Sheridan has institutional investment experience, working as a Corporate Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Cincinnati Financial. For four years, Matt has been a Financial Market Data Consultant at Bloomberg, LP in New York. Matt has consulted with hedge funds, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and endowments to leverage market data to make informed and profitable investment decisions. Matt has also conducted Personal Finance seminars for multiple student groups at New York University.
    (614) 688-1297

  • Mary Beth McCormick

    Mary Beth McCormickMary Beth McCormick, Senior Lecturer in Real Estate

    Mary Beth McCormick joined the Finance Department as a Senior Lecturer in 2016. She has extensive industry experience in institutional investing and commercial real estate.

    Mary Beth was responsible for directing the real estate investments for Ohio Public Employees Retirement System for many years.  She has served as a Director for multiple public and private REITs and as Senior Advisor for Almanac Realty Partners. She has held a number of leadership  positions for a variety of national and regional real estate associations, including Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Mary Beth is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and PREA. Mary Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

  • Ken Gold

    Ken GoldKen Gold, Lecturer in Real Estate

    Ken Gold directs Skilken's new development, leasing and Skilken Real Estate's brokerage where he capitalizes on his experience and passion for both retail and real estate. Ken grew up in a family of retail entrepreneurs, learning the fundamentals of the business. Combining his M.A. in Finance with his retail background, Ken joined the Skilken retail development team in 1979. His knowledge proved invaluable in creating and expanding relationships with some of the nation's preeminent retailers, such as Target, Kroger, CVS and Chase.
    (614) 292-3221

Affiliated Faculty

  • Michael Cadwell, Architecture

    Michael Cadwell

    Dr. Cadwell is the Walter H. Kidd Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. He received his BA in English Literature with Honors from Williams College and his master of architecture from Yale University. Before coming to Ohio State, Cadwell taught at the Parsons School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College. He also practiced in the offices of Turner Brooks and Cesar Pelli. Before serving as Director of the School, Cadwell was Architecture Section Head (1997-2004).

  • Andre Carrel, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

    Dr. Carrel is an Assistant Professor of Smart Urban Systems in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at the College of Engineering. Andre Carrel’s research is focused on the acquisition and statistical analysis of large-scale data sets from emerging sources for the planning, design, operations, and monitoring of freight, logistics, and passenger transportation systems and infrastructure. His expertise includes the use of automated sensing systems, mobile phones, and cloud-based computational systems to measure and influence consumer choices and optimize levels of service in transportation or supply chain operations.

  • Robert Greenbaum, Public Affairs

    Robert Greenbaum

    Dr. Greenbaum is the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and he serves as an Associate Director for the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis.  His research focuses on economic resilience and urban and regional economic development.  Some of his work has examined how crime interacts with neighborhood characteristics to affect business investment choices and housing markets.  He received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s in economics from Bard College.

  • Don Haurin, Economics

    Don Haurin

    Dr. Haurin is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Ohio State University. He also holds appointments with the Department of Finance and School of Public Policy and Management. Dr. Haurin also is a faculty member of the Homer Hoyt Institute's Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. He served as President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association in 2009.

  • Rachel Garshick Kleit, City and Regional Planning

    Rachel Garshick Kleit

    Dr. Kleit is the head of the city and regional planning section at the Knowlton School. Previously, she was a associate professor in the Evans School of Public Affairs and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. She received a Bachelor of Arts, with Highest Honors, cum laude, from Brandeis University, a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University, and a PhD in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Rabi Mishalani, Civil Engineering

    Rabi Mishalani

    Dr. Mishalani is a Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering specializing in transportation and infrastructure systems. In a recent study, he investigated the impacts of passenger transportation demand and supply on greenhouse gas emissions in US urban areas and identified their environmental policy implications. Dr. Mishalani received his Ph.D. degree from MIT in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1993, S.M. degree from MIT in Transportation System in 1989, and B.E. degree from American University of Beirut in Civil Engineering in 1987.

  • Stephanie Moulton, Public Affairs

    Stephanie Moulton

    Dr. Moulton is an Associate Professor at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, specializing in housing and consumer finance policies and programs implemented by federal, state and nonprofit organizations, with a focus on vulnerable populations. Prior to her academic career, Moulton worked in the nonprofit sector, designing and managing asset building, homeownership, and community development programs at the local and state levels.

  • Daniel Sui, Geography

    Daniel Sui

    Daniel Sui is currently a Professor of Geography and Distinguished Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences at the Ohio State University.  He also has been serving as Chair of Geography since July 2011.  He served as Director of the Center for Urban & Regional Analysis (CURA) (2009-2012).  Sui holds adjunct professorship at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Knowlton School of Architecture (City & Regional Planning Program), and College of Public Health at OSU. Prior assuming his current position at OSU in July 2009, Daniel Sui was a professor of geography (1993-2009) and holder of the Reta A. Haynes endowed chair (2001-2009) at Texas A&M University.

  • Bruce Weinberg, Economics

    Bruce Weinberg

    Bruce Weinberg is Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has studied how research affects productivity in the communities in which it is conducted and how neighborhoods and peers affect behaviors and outcomes. His work on has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, and Science and funded by NIH, NSF, and the Kauffman, Sloan, and Templeton Foundations.