Associate Professor, Finance
John Molson Building,
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PhD in Finance, Maastricht University
PhD, MSc, BSc in Economics, Middle East Technical University
FINA 420 Real Estate Finance
MSCA 632 Special Topics in Finance (Real Estate)
Real Estate Finance (REITs, Commercial Real Estate, Machine Learning Applications in Real Estate, Commercial Mortgages, Green Buildings), Corporate Finance, Climate Finance
 CEO-CFO Team Optimism: Commercial Real Estate Transactions and REIT Performance, 2022, Real Estate Economics, Forthcoming, with Piet Eichholtz.
 Impact of Environmental Investments on Corporate Financial Performance: Decomposing Valuation and Cash Flow Effects, 2021, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Forthcoming, with Avis Devine.
 Shuffling Through the Bargain Bin: Real Estate Holdings of Public Firms, 2020, Review of Finance 24–3, 647–675, with Irem Demirci and Umit Gurun.
 Corporate Diversification and the Cost of Debt: Evidence from REIT Bank Loans and Mortgages, 2020, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 61, 316–368, with Irem Demirci and Piet Eichholtz.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 CEO Overconfidence, REIT Investment Activity, and Performance, 2015, Real Estate Economics 43–1, 139–162, with Piet Eichholtz.
 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.
 REIT Environmental Performance and the Cost of Equity, 2018, The Routledge REITs Research Handbook, Edited by David Parker, Routledge Taylor and Francis, with Peter Barron and Piet Eichholtz.
 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.
2022-2023 Sam and Diana Scalia Research Grant, Montreal, QC
2021-2022 Sam and Diana Scalia Research Grant, Montreal, QC
2021-2023 Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) Research Grant, Montreal, QC
2017-2018 European Public Real Estate Association Grant, European Public Real Estate Association, Brussels
2018 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize, INREV, IPF, and SPR, London
2015-2016 Real Estate Research Institute Grant, Real Estate Research Institute, Hartford, CT
2015-2016 European Public Real Estate Association Grant, European Public Real Estate Association, Brussels
2014-2015 Real Estate Research Institute Grant, Real Estate Research Institute, Hartford, CT
2013 Best Published Article in Finance and Sustainability, Principles for Responsible Investment (a United Nations supported initiative) and the French Social Investment Forum, Paris
2012-2013 Real Estate Research Institute Grant, Real Estate Research Institute, Hartford, CT