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Meet the First Real Estate Chair at RBS

Morris A. Davis was appointed the first real estate chair at Rutgers Business School in 2014. "This is an opportunity to build a top real estate program in the middle of some of the top real estate in the world," according to Davis. One of the goals of the chair is to strengthen connections between RBS students and the business community of New Jersey and the metro New York area.

Davis also is working with the Center for Real Estate Studies to develop an undergraduate and MBA real estate program, forge connections with the industry and work to establish the Rutgers brand for real estate study. "That doesn't happen overnight," Davis notes, "but with case competitions, through deep connections with the industry and by creating a pipeline to employment."

Before coming to Rutgers, Davis was the academic director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. He is a Fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and an independent director of the American Capital Agency Corporation and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation mortgage REITs. He formerly served on the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Earlier in his career, Davis was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board where he routinely briefed Alan Greenspan on housing and macroeconomics.

Davis is widely published on issues related to the U.S. housing markets and has developed price indexes for land in residential use. Davis is regularly interviewed by NPR Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times on house prices and housing markets and is a frequent lecturer at universities and central banks around the world.

Davis received his PhD and BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. As a graduate student, he earned the Alfred P. Sloan Dissertation Fellowship; he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate. He also was recognized with the Shanbaum Award as the top undergraduate economics major.

Learn more at http://www.morrisadavis.com