Faculty Profile

Randy I. Anderson, PhD

Randy I. Anderson, PhD, CRE, is the Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair of Real Estate at the University of Central Florida, where he directs the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate. He has been active in the real estate industry since 1991 as a researcher, owner, investor, and strategist.

Previously, Dr. Anderson served as President of CNL Real Estate Advisors. He has held Chairs at Baruch College and Florida International University, and Senior Executive positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors and Marcus and Millichap. He is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a Homer Hoyt Institute Fellow, and a NAIOP (the Commercial Real Estate Development Association) Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow.

Dr. Anderson holds the doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Alabama. He has published more than 60 articles, many in premier real estate journals. He also serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and the Journal of Real Estate Literature and has been featured as Distinguished Lecturer at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. 

Charles Schnitzlein, PhD

Charles Schnitzlein, PhD, joined UCF’s Department of Finance in 2002. He teaches Investment Analysis to both undergraduate and graduate students, and he also teaches a doctoral seminar in Market Microstructure.

Dr. Schnitzlein’s research applies the tools of experimental economics to financial market design issues. His published work appears in the top Finance journals, including the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies. In addition to teaching and research, he is Director of the Doctoral Program in Finance, he serves on the Investment Committee for the UCF Foundation, and he serves as advisor to the Investment Committee of a large central Florida philanthropy.

Dr. Schnitzlein earned his PhD in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining UCF, he held faculty positions at the University of Miami and the University of Arizona. He has also taught in the Executive MBA program at the University of Illinois.

Geoffrey K. Turnbull, PhD

Geoffrey K. Turnbull is Professor and the Jim Heistand-NAIOP (the Commercial Real Estate Development Association) Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate at UCF. He is also a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. His 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 Louisiana State University.

Dr. Turnbull’s 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 he 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. He also advises local governments, firms, and organizations in the business services, energy, and hospitality industries on a variety of issues.

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