Faculty and Staff

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Shaun Bond

Director of the UC Real Estate Center, West Shell, Jr. Chair in Real Estate

Professor Shaun A. Bond holds the West Shell, Jr. Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently the Director of the UC Real Estate Center. Shaun has an extensive research background in real estate finance and investment, with a special interest in portfolio choice in the context of institutional investment. Research papers have been published on the performance of real estate fund managers, real estate derivatives, liquidity risk, and volatility modeling.

Prior to joining the Finance Department at UC, Shaun held an appointment in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. In addition, Shaun has been a visiting professor at the Pennsylvania State University and the George Washington University.

Shaun holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Queensland (awarded with First Class Honors).

In 2011, Shaun was elected to a three-year term on the board of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He also serves on the advisory board of the Real Estate Research Institute and as a trustee of the Cincinnati chapter of NAIOP. In addition to his academic work, Shaun has also completed research projects for many industry and government groups, including the Investment Property Forum (UK), the European Public Real Estate Association, HM Treasury, and the Real Estate Research Institute.

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Mike Eriksen

Associate Professor of Real Estate

Mike is an Associate Professor of Real Estate at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Previously, he was on the faculty at the University of Georgia and Texas Tech University. His research interests are on issues related to low-income housing markets, and he has previously published academic articles on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, housing vouchers, and fall prevention in the homes of the elderly. Previously, his research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Institutes of Health, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He received his PhD and M.A. in economics from Syracuse University, and his bachelor’s degree in economics and biology from Gonzaga University.

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Megan Meyer

Associate Center Director, Adjunct Professor

Megan Meyer is the Associate Director of the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center and an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate. As the Associate Director, Megan is responsible for managing and directing program promotion and development; community, alumni, and business relations; educational enrichment; and student recruitment/placement. Megan also teaches a Real Estate Principles Course in the Lindner College of Business.

Megan has gained expertise in data/policy analysis as well as innovative financing solutions for real estate development projects in Cincinnati at a time of peak population and investment growth. Prior to joining the Center, Megan was the Special Assistant to the Director of the City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development. Megan provided complex advisement to the Director running a $46 million department in a fast-paced, high-stakes, deal making environment. Along with providing support and oversight to over 75 staff members, Megan enhanced DCED’s reputation by cultivating and sustaining C-Suite level relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Megan holds a Master’s Degree in Community Planning (MCP) with a specialization in economic development from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning along with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Historic Preservation/Urban Planning from the College of Charleston.

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Scott Schuster

Senior Director of Development, Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Scott is Senior Director of Development for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. He works closely with the Center Director and the BEARE Board to establish sustainable funding mechanisms to contribute to student and faculty support, scholarships, and industry education. He received his MS in marketing and his bachelor’s degree in marketing and real estate, as well as two graduate certificates in corporate marketing and organizational leadership and management from the Lindner College of Business. Scott is an experienced higher education fundraising leader with extensive expertise in campaign planning, program development, and strategy development.

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Jessica Lee

Assistant Director, Lindner Career Services

Jessica is the Lindner Career Services advisor to Real Estate students. She works directly with employers to help source students to fit their talent needs. Prior to joining the University of Cincinnati, she worked at Miami University and Wright State University, where she instructed career success classes, helped students secure internships, co-ops, and full-time employment, and developed relationships with employers. She completed her master’s degree at Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Political Science and Communication.