Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Mark Eppli guest lectured in Dr. Krause's Alternative Investment's class

Dr. Mark Eppli
On Tuesday (3/29) and Thursday (3/31), Dr. Mark Eppli was the guest lecturer in Dr. Krause's Alternative Investments class. As he's done in each of the past three years, Dr. Eppli covered the portion of the course that deals with public and private real estate investments. Krause said, "Mark Eppli is a dynamic speaker and a great colleague. I greatly appreciate his experience and expertise - and the students enjoy his outgoing personality and his approach to teaching. I can't possibly think of anyone better to discuss the topic of real estate as an alternative asset class." 

Mark Eppli is a Professor of Finance and the Robert B. Bell, Sr., Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. Prior to obtaining his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Eppli pursued a career in commercial real estate. He was Manager of Research and Investment Analysis with PM Realty Advisors and was an acquisitions specialist in the commercial real estate department at GE Capital. He has served as a consultant to a numerous finance, real estate, and government entities. Additionally, Dr. Eppli was the recipient of the Greater Washington Urban League’s “Volunteer of the Year” and the Urban Land Institute’s “Star Performer” award for his efforts in attracting minorities to the real estate industry through outreach programs.

Dr. Eppli is interested in shopping center economics, single-family house pricing, commercial mortgage default, new urbanism, smart growth, and commercial real estate development. He has authored several books including: Real Estate Development: Principles and Process, fourth edition, Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute (2007), coauthors Mike E. Miles, Gayle L. Berens, and Marc A. Weiss; and Valuing the New Urbanism, Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute (1999), coauthor Charles C. Tu. He was numerous scholarly publications to his name and is a frequent keynote speaker at real estate events.

Mark was been a Research Fellow with the Urban Land Institute (2004-2010). He is currently a Board Member/Advisory Board Member with the Real Estate Research Institute (2005-2012) and serves as a Board Member of Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Milwaukee, (2007-2011).

Dr. Krause concluded, "I enjoy Mark as a colleague. He understands Marquette's mission and is highly devoted to his students. The real estate program at Marquette is among the best in the country - I know the students in his program receive an outstanding education."

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