Academic Director Update

There are two Real Estate related positions available at Leeds School. First, Dean Ikenberry has approved a full-time position to replace Sherm Miller as the Executive Director of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center. A search committee is being formed to identify qualified candidates. The expectation is that a qualified candidate can be identified during the fall and begin leading CUREC in January 2016. In the meantime, Kim Koehn is doing an outstanding job as the interim Executive Director. Kim has agreed to continue as the interim Executive Director until January 1, 2016.

Second, the Provost of the University and the Dean of the Leeds School have approved a faculty position to replace Associate Professor Liang Peng. Liang left the Leeds School in May to become an Associate Professor of Risk Management at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. The faculty position may be at any rank: Assistant Professor (without tenure) or Associate or Full Professor (with tenure). The Finance Division is advertising this position in the usual academic publications. The Division plans to solicit interest in the faculty position and begin interviewing qualified candidates during the fall semester. If all goes well, CUREC will have another tenure-track real estate faculty member on board for the Fall 2016 semester.

Finally, I would like to thank Linda Kaboth for taking on additional teaching responsibilities at Leeds. Linda is currently teaching two undergraduate real estate courses for us: Real Estate Principles and Real Estate Finance and Investments. In addition to these two classes, Linda plans to teach the MBA Principles of Real Estate couse and an undergraduate Real Estate Finance and Investments course for us during the Spring 2016 semester. Thank you Linda.

Tom Thibodeau
Academic Director of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center

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