Mary Beth McCormick

Senior Lecturer

Center for Real Estate



Ms. Mary Beth McCormick has extensive experience in real estate, capital markets, and corporate governance and brings that expertise to her role as the Executive Director of the Ohio State Center for Real Estate. From 2010 to 2016, Ms. McCormick was a Senior Advisor with Almanac Realty Investors, LLC. She served the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 1989 through 2005, where she was most recently responsible for directing the then $64 billion fund’s real estate investments. Ms. McCormick 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. She has also served as a Director on the board of multiple public and private REITs and real estate operating companies. In addition to being the Executive Director of the Center for Real Estate, Ms. McCormick is also a Senior Lecturer at The Fisher School of Business with The Ohio State University. Ms. McCormick is a member of the Urban Land Institute, PREA, NACD, past president of the Columbus Commercial Real Estate Women and has a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University.


Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University.


  • BUSFIN 3400 - Introduction to Real Estate

    Examine the economics of property rights, the fundamental theories in urban economics, and selected applications. Prereq: Econ 2001.01 (200) or 2002.01 (201), and BusMhr 2292 (BusAdm 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 670.