Real Estate Program




The faculty at the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the Haas School includes some of the most accomplished, most highly regarded professors and professionals in the business.

Victor Couture, Assistant Professor, research interests include urban economics, transportation and applied microeconomics.

Robert H. Edelstein, Professor, Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate, studies real estate economics, finance, and property taxation; energy and environmental economics; public finance; and urban financial problems.

Dwight M. Jaffee, Professor, Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, and Fisher Center Co-Chair, studies real estate finance, catastrophe insurance and the subprime mortgage crisis.

Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor, research interests include monetary policy, macroeconomy and housing, securitization market and political economy.

Kenneth T. Rosen, Fisher Center Chairman, is directly responsible for revitalizing the Fisher Center. Revered for his real estate and economic forecasts, he also studies real estate securitization, REITs, commercial real estate dynamics, and real estate e-commerce.

Alexei Tchistyi, Assistant Professor and Fisher Center Co-Chair, focuses on mortgages, mortgage backed securities, mortgage contract design, financial innovations, dynamic contracting, agency theory and corporate finance.


Nancy E. Wallace, Professor, Lisle and Roslyn Payne Chair in Real Estate and Capital Markets, Real Estate Group, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy Co-Faculty Director and Fisher Center Co-Chair, studies asset-backed securitization and real estate investment analysis, strategy, and finance.


• Lecturers Arden Hall, David Nelson (Wells Fargo’s Corporate Properties Group), Dennis M. Williams (Northmarq Capital) and William Falik (Adjunct Professor, Berkeley Law) augment Haas’ Real Estate faculty group.