Faculty Profile

Joshua Harris, PhD

Joshua Harris, PhD 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 provides services as a consultant with the Lakemont Group, a boutique real estate and economic consultancy in Orlando, FL, where he is responsible for executing complex consulting and asset management assignments for a select group of clients. Dr. Harris’ primary areas of expertise include multifamily real estate, structured finance, and private equity real estate vehicles.

Dr. Harris earned a PhD in Finance from the University of Central Florida with a research emphasis in institutional real estate and capital markets. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and been named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel and a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Harris is routinely called on as an expert witness and for media interviews in the field of real estate, finance, and economics.

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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