Kerry Dean Vandell
Dean’s Professor of Finance; Executive Director, Center for Real Estate, Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D., urban studies and planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.C.P., city and regional planning, Harvard University
Summary of Experience
Professor Vandell is currently involved in research on the nature of architecture and urban design as economic amenities, the potential impact of restructuring the mortgage interest and property tax deduction on homeownership, an economic perspective on environmental justice issues, and the valuation of complex real property interests. He has consulted both in the public and private sector and has wide experience as an expert witness on topics ranging from the valuation of complex property interests, mortgage finance, and real estate investment to commercial and residential real estate market dynamics. He is a member of many editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Housing Research, Land Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Fannie Mae Foundation in Washington, DC. Professor Vandell, a former president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, has also served as coeditor of the association's journal, Real Estate Economics.