Walter Torous

Professor Emeritus of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Business; Senior Lecturer, MIT Center for Real Estate and MIT Sloan School of Management
Walter Torous

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Mark Howrey


Ph.D., economics, University of Pennsylvania

Summary of Experience

Professor Torous is an expert in financial and quantitative analysis of real estate securities, with a focus on the pricing of financial instruments (options, future, risky debt, mortgages), the reorganization of financially distressed firms, and statistical issues in finance. He has published a number of articles in academic journals on the valuation of mortgage-backed securities and mortgage pass-through securities, mortgage prepayment and default, and the valuation of commercial mortgages. Professor Torous’s consulting clients include the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and various thrifts, banks, and other financial institutions. He was founding director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management.