USC Price School of Public Policy

Keston Family Chair in Global Real Estate

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Marshall School of Business and Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

The University of Southern California invites nominations and applications for the Keston Family Chair in Global Real Estate. We seek an internationally renowned scholar in real estate who will spearhead commercial real estate research at USC, and who will have a faculty appointment in the Marshall School of Business and the Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Position Description and Qualifications
The Keston Chair serves as the intellectual leader for commercial real estate throughout USC. The applicant should be a distinguished scholar. Substantive research areas may include commercial real estate development, commercial real estate finance, or commercial real estate market analysis. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree and have excellent research and teaching records. The ideal candidate will have experience in industry outreach. The position fulfills a crucial role within the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.

Lusk Center for Real Estate
The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate advances real estate knowledge, informs business practice, and addresses timely issues that affect the real estate industry, the urban economy, and public policy. It conducts basic and applied real estate research, supports educational programs for students and executives, serves as a link between the academic and practitioner real estate communities, and supports university fundraising initiatives. The Lusk Center is widely recognized as one of the largest and most prominent academic real estate centers in the United States.

The USC Lusk Center is a university research center managed jointly by the Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. Established in the early 1980s with an endowment gift from the Lusk family, the Lusk Center serves as the focal point for real estate research and outreach at USC. The Lusk endowment supports research and graduate fellowships, as well as an extensive industry outreach program. The Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast, the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate, and an endowed distinguished lecture series are major programs of the Lusk Center.

The Lusk Center Board of Directors includes industry leaders from throughout North America. The board, members, and affiliates of the Lusk Center provide funding support for the Center and access to the professional practitioner community. For more information on the Lusk Center, see

The Marshall School of Business
The Marshall School of Business is one of the nation’s premier business schools, offering a complete array of business-education programs to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students as well as to executives in business and not-for-profit organizations. Among the more than 5,000 students enrolled at USC Marshall are more than 1,500 students in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego County and Shanghai.

USC Marshall’s many highly ranked programs include those in accounting, entrepreneurial studies, international business, finance and business economics and marketing. The Marshall undergraduate program is ranked among the nation’s ten best, and the Leventhal School of Accounting and the Entrepreneurship program are both ranked in the top 5 by U.S. News & World Report.

USC Marshall has more than 200 full-time faculty members, an annual budget of $165 million, and an endowment of nearly $200 million. USC Marshall is known worldwide for leading-edge research in a wide array of business topics, and for a learner-centered approach to education. For more information, see

Sol Price School of Public Policy
The Sol Price School of Public Policy is ranked 6th among schools of policy and public affairs in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report. It is unique in having integrated within one school the strategic intellectual and problem solving resources needed to address the most pressing contemporary societal issues.

Price offers professional masters degree programs in public management, public policy, real estate development, urban planning, and health administration. The School also offers two doctoral degrees, an undergraduate major, and executive training programs. Student enrollment exceeds 1,000. The Master of Real Estate Development is one of the most popular degrees in Price.

Price has more than 40 full-time faculty members, an annual budget of $70 million, and an endowment of more than $165 million. It provides an exceptionally rich research environment, with $35 million in active funded research. Much of the research activity takes place under the auspices of its nationally and internationally known eleven research centers and groups, including the Lusk Center. For more information, see

The University of Southern California
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Under the leadership of President C.L. Max Nikias, USC has become world-renowned in the fields of communication and multimedia technologies as well as in cross-disciplinary teaching and research, has received national acclaim for its innovative community outreach programs, and has solidified its status as one of the leading research universities in the United States. With 33,000 students and 3,200 faculty members on two campuses, it offers degrees in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 17 professional schools. Its research portfolio includes $430 million annually in sponsored research, and its faculty includes 45 members of the National Academies of Sciences.

Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.

Apply for this Position:
Nominations should include a curriculum vitae. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of at least three references.

Please send nominations and applications to:
Professor Richard K Green
Keston Search Committee Chair
Sol Price School of Public Policy
Lewis Hall 331B
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.