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

  • 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.

  • 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 Lynn Boorn

    Mary Lynn Boorn, Adjunct Lecturer

    Mary Lynne Boorn is a Managing Director with CitiPlanIt. CitiPlanIt Consulting is a real estate development advisory firm specializing in development projects that integrate the full spectrum of lifestyle uses in retail, residential, entertainment, hospitality and commercial mixed use environments. CitiPlanIt serves as a strategic development partner for high quality mixed use developments nationally. Prior to forming CitiPlanIt, Mary Lynne Boorn was the Vice President of Development at Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and the Project Manager for the highly successful, $42 million Fountain Square redevelopment as well as the  predevelopment efforts for The Banks project, a large site between Cincinnati’s two stadiums. Additionally, Ms. Boorn was an adjunct faculty member at University of Cincinnati’s College of Business Administration and taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on The Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Development.  She also taught a Special Topics class titled Reinventing the American City. Prior to her civic role, Ms. Boorn served as Vice President of Investment Management and Development for national real estate developer Madison Marquette. In that role, Ms. Boorn was responsible for Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning and Development. She oversaw the management and investment performance of the company’s portfolio of owned and operating properties, supervised property management efforts, and directed reporting to the Madison Marquette board and equity investors. Additionally, she served as Development Director for several large retail development and redevelopment projects nationally including Bell Tower Shops in Ft. Meyers, FL, Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa, FL, Marketplace at Birdcage in Sacramento, CA and Weyburn Marketplace in Westwood, CA.

  • Bruce Burkholder

    Bruce Burkholder

    Bruce Burholder, Adjunct Lecturer, Real Estate Law

    Bruce Burkholder is Chair of the Real Estate practice group at Isaac Wiles, focusing on real estate land development and homebuilding, and restaurant & hospitality.

  • Chris Ellis

    Chris Ellis, Adjunct Lecturer, Real Estate Valuation

    Chris is Vice President, Investor Relations of White Oak Partners.  He is responsible for leading the efforts with investor reporting and partners on maximizing investor relationships.  Chris serves as a point of contact for existing and potential investors. Prior to joining White Oak Partners, Chris was Senior Director, Investments at WP Glimcher, where he oversaw the financial underwriting of all new acquisitions, managed the relationships with joint venture partners, and oversaw financial projections on development and redevelopment opportunities.

  • 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

  • Paul Krimm

    Paul Krimm, Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Real Estate and Property Management

    Paul Krimm is the Managing Principal with Cushman & Wakefield.  His priorities include new business development, operational excellence, community/civic leadership, and recruitment of top brokerage and property management talent. Paul spearheads new business pursuits across real estate disciplines and is charged with the development of all associates. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Columbus’ Asset Services Division. During that time Paul provided support for the Director of Management Services as well as managing an office and industrial portfolio consisting of nearly 3.5 million square feet, representing nine different owners and 23 buildings.

  • Jim Maniace

    Jim Maniace, Adjunct Lecturer, Real Estate Law

    Jim's practice blends together advice on all aspects of business and corporate law with a concentration in the real estate, land use and oil and gas areas. In his practice, Jim frequently serves as outside general counsel to companies of all sizes, including closely-held and family-owned companies.

  • Stephen Stuckwisch

    Steve Stuckwisch, Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Real Estate

    Steve currently serves as a Portfolio Manager for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and he is a member of the Private Real Estate Team, which actively invests and manages an approximate $8.0 billion equity real estate portfolio.  Previously, he was the Portfolio Manager of an actively managed REIT portfolio at OPERS for 12 years.  Prior to joining OPERS, Steve was an officer with Chemical Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of the former Chemical Bank now part of JP Morgan/Chase, responsible for the asset management of one third of a $3.2 billion commercial mortgage servicing portfolio and a staff appraiser for a Midwest real estate appraisal firm.  Steve received his BA in Economics and Business Administration from Hanover College in 1986. He received his MBA with an emphasis in Finance from The Ohio State University 1991.  He is a CFA Charter Holder (2000) as well as CAIA Charter Holder (2010).  Steve has served on the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Columbus from 2007-2013 and as its President in 2010-2011.  Steve is active with his national fraternity and currently serves on the Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) for Indiana Epsilon at Hanover College.  He previously served on the CAB for Ohio Iota at Denison University.   Steve has served on the faculty at the Phi Delta Theta Kleberg Emerging Leadership Institute (2015-2016), held each summer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

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.