The University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business has appointed Professor Shaun Bond as director of the Real Estate Program and Center effective September 1.
The UC Real Estate Center within the Carl H. Lindner College of Business is recognized for high quality research and academic programs as well as its extensive links to the local real estate community. As director of the Real Estate Program and Center, Bond will oversee center activities such as the UC Real Estate Roundtable series, the annual Economic Outlook event held in conjunction with PNC, and the Real Estate Center annual dinner. He will also oversee the recruitment, admissions and advising of students in real estate. Bond will lead efforts to provide students from both business and non-business backgrounds with a curriculum centered on real-world experience and in-depth training in all areas of real estate.
In announcing the appointment, UC Lindner College of Business Dean David M. Szymanski said, “I am pleased Shaun Bond has agreed to lead the Real Estate Center and Program in its mission to serve the real estate community, and educate and train the next generation of industry leaders. As an internationally recognized scholar and visionary in the field of real estate, he is the right person to continue to enhance the center’s work on both a national and global level. I am confident he will further elevate the profile and scope of the center, and its world-class programs and initiatives.”
Professor Bond is no stranger to the Real Estate Program. He was appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate within the college in 2008. Prior to coming to UC, Bond held an appointment at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD and an MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Queensland.
“The Department of Finance is delighted that Shaun Bond is becoming the new Real Estate Program Director at the Lindner College of Business. He is a tremendous individual to lead the program and center”, says Yong H. Kim, professor of finance and head of the Department of Finance and Real Estate. “His academic expertise and visibility in the real estate research community is internationally renowned”.
Bond will continue to focus on his research interests as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the college. This joint role will provide UC Lindner College of Business students with access to Bond’s wealth of real estate knowledge and experience.
The UC Real Estate Center is known locally for its extensive network of alumni and supporters. The center hosts the widely regarded Real Estate Roundtable series, which is in its 28th year of operation. The Roundtable meets eight times a year presenting quality speakers on a range of topical issues. The Real Estate Center also culminates the academic year by hosting the annual real estate dinner, which regularly attracts more than 500 participants. Recognizing the key role the center plays within the business community, PNC Bank announced its Premiere Partnership with the UC Real Estate Center in January 2011. Through the partnership, PNC Bank assists in the continued education of the Greater Cincinnati professional community by the center. The 2011–2012 Roundtable Calendar has just been announced and details can found at business.uc.edu/centers/real-estate.html.
About the Finance and Real Estate Program
The Department of Finance and Real Estate at the UC Carl H. Lindner College of Business seeks to contribute to the creation and dissemination of leading-edge knowledge, analysis, and practice in finance and real estate by conducting high-impact original research and by providing rigorous and relevant instruction in undergraduate, masters and PhD programs.
The undergraduate curriculum in real estate, consisting of a major and a minor, is designed to provide students with a core of fundamental skills applied to real state decisions. The real estate program works closely with the UC Real Estate Center to include the students with real estate and related (e.g., banking and insurance) firms to further enhance their working knowledge and to their placement potential. The program also is part of a consortium of colleges that meets annually in Chicago to acquaint the students with real estate in a metropolitan setting and to meet employers there.