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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC November Roundtable with Marsha J. Courchane

Submitted: 10/12/2009 15:00:13
  • The University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center welcomes Marsha J. Courchane with Charles River Associates in Washington DC, on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 7:30am until 9:00am at the Kenwood Country Club.

    We hope you can join us.

Marsha J. Courchane, Vice President, is a member of CRA's Litigation and Applied Economics group based in Washington, DC, and heads the Financial Economics Practice in the United States. Dr. Courchane specializes in financial institution analyzes for regulatory reviews and in support of litigation. She is a leading expert in the areas of mortgage and consumer lending and has worked with many of the largest prime and subprime lenders in the United States. Her client work and research focus on issues including fair lending, affordable lending, credit scoring and the origination, pricing, and securitization of mortgages. Courchane is an executive vice president of American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and a member of the American Real Estate Society's Board of Directors. She has also held a number of academic and professional positions prior to her consulting experience. Previously, she served as Director of Financial Strategy and Research in the Housing Economics and Financial Research department at Freddie Mac. Prior to that, she was Senior Financial Economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, focusing on fair lending and credit scoring matters for large national banks.

Dr. Courchane engages in research and analyses with respect to mortgage markets, discrimination in lending, subprime lending, predatory lending issues and redlining issues. She has been published in several journals including the Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Economics and Business, Housing Policy Debate, Applied Economics, Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and Property Management. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Housing Research and for the International Journal of Housing Markets. Courchane is a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. She chairs the Women's Real Estate Network of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and will serve as the Executive Vice President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association from 2008 to 2013.

Courchane will be discussing residential mortgages and public policy in regards to the tightening of underwriting standards for commercial and residential real estate. She will also give the audience a look into the reasons for the drop off in securitization in both industries.

This program is free for UC Real Estate Roundtable members. The $45 registration fee for non-members includes a full breakfast and a conference report. Pre-registration is required for all attendees; same-day registrations will not be accepted.

For more information or to register contact Kate Bridgman at (513) 556-7082 or Or, register online at