Concordia University

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Erkan Yönder

Assistant Professor, Finance

Office: S-MB 12317 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5949
Email: erkan.yonder@concordia.ca
Website(s): Personal

Education

PhD in Finance, Maastricht University
PhD, MSc, BSc in Economics, Middle East Technical University


Teaching activities

Undergraduate Course(s)
FINA 420
Real Estate Finance

Graduate Course(s)
MSCA 632
Special Topics in Finance (Real Estate)


Research activities

Research areas

Real Estate Finance (Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Mortgages, Green Buildings), Corporate Finance, Environmental Economics, Behavioral Finance


Publications

[1] ‘Shuffling Through the Bargain Bin: Real Estate Holdings of Public Firms’, 2019, Review of Finance, forthcoming, with Irem Demirci and Umit Gurun.

[2] ‘Environmental Performance and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from Commercial Mortgages and REIT Bonds’, 2019, Journal of Banking and Finance, 102, 19-32, with Piet Eichholtz, Rogier Holtermans, and Nils Kok.

[3] ‘Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from REIT Bank Loans and Mortgages’, 2018, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, forthcoming, with Irem Demirci and Piet Eichholtz.

[4] ‘The Economics of Residential Solar Water Heaters in Emerging Economies: The Case of Turkey’, 2018, Energy Economics, 75, 285-299, with Erdal Aydin and Piet Eichholtz.

[5] ‘The Economic Effects of Owner Distance and Local Property Management in US Office Markets’, 2016, Journal of Economic Geography, 16-4, 781-803, with Piet Eichholtz and Rogier Holtermans.

[6] ‘CEO Overconfidence, REIT Investment Activity, and Performance’, 2015, Real Estate Economics 43-1, 139-162, with Piet Eichholtz.

[7] ‘Portfolio Greenness and the Financial Performance of REITs’, 2012, Journal of International Money and Finance 31-7, 1911-1929, with Piet Eichholtz and Nils Kok.

Book Chapters
[8] ‘REIT Environmental Performance and the Cost of Equity’, 2018, The Routledge REITs Research Handbook Edited by David Parker, Routledge Taylor & Francis, with Peter Barron and Piet Eichholtz. 

[9] ‘Real Estate, Governance, and the Global Economic Crisis’, 2011, Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis Edited by James P. Hawley, Shyam J. Kamath, and Andrew T. Williams, University of Pennsylvania Press, with Piet Eichholtz and Nils Kok.


Awards

2018 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize, INREV, IPF and SPR, London

2016 Real Estate Research Institute Grant, Real Estate Research Institute, Hartford, CT

2016 European Public Real Estate Association Grant, European Public Real Estate Association, Brussels

2015 Real Estate Research Institute Grant, Real Estate Research Institute, Hartford, CT

2013 Best Published Article in Finance and Sustainability, the Principles for Responsible Investment (a United Nations supported initiative) and the French Social Investment Forum, Paris

2013 Real Estate Research Institute Grant, Real Estate Research Institute, Hartford, CT

2011 Best Doctorate Paper Award, Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA

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