Richard K. Green
Richard K. Green, Ph.D. holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He recently finished a year as Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as of July 1, 2016 became a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Prior to joining the USC faculty, Dr. Green spent four years as the Oliver T. Carr, Jr., Chair of Real Estate Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. He was Director of the Center for Washington Area Studies and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Studies at that institution. Dr. Green also taught real estate finance and economics courses for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Wangard Faculty Scholar and Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He also has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. More recently, he was a visiting professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and he continues to retain an affiliation with Wharton. He is or has been involved with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Conference of Business Economists, the Center for Urban Land Economics Research, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Dr. Green also is a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute, and a member of the faculty of the Selden Institute for Advanced Studies in Real Estate. He was recently President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his A.B. in economics from Harvard University. His research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth. He is a member of two academic journal editorial boards, and a reviewer for several others. His work is published in a number of journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Land Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Housing Economics, and Urban Studies. His book with Stephen Malpezzi, A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy, is used at universities throughout the country, and he recently published a book, Introduction to Mortgages and Mortgage Backed Securities. His work has been cited or he has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and the Economist, as well as other outlets. He spoke at the 31st annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, and he has testified before US Senate and House Committees, as well as California Assembly Committees. The National Association of REALTORS, the Ford Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy have funded grants to support some of Dr. Green’s research. He consults for the World Bank.
Christian L. Redfearn, Ph.D. is the Borstein Family Endowed Professor of Real Estate at the Price School of Public Policy where he is an associate professor and the Director of the Borstein Real Estate Case Series. He joined the faculty at USC after completing his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
An urban economist, Redfearn is engaged in research projects that focus on the evolution of metropolitan land and real estate markets. His research topics include real estate capital markets, land use regulation and land pricing, neighborhood stability and change, housing price measurement issues in a complex urban setting, trading property rights and externalities in historic preservation districts, the hierarchy of urban real estate markets, as well as the spatial organization of metropolitan employment and its persistence over time.
Dr. Redfearn teaches real estate finance and investments in both the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He has published recently in Regional Science and Urban Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, Real Estate Economics, Urban Studies, and Environment & Planning A. Dr. Redfearn lectures on all core curriculum topics for the Ross Minority Program.
Allan D. Kotin
Allan Kotin has over 50 years of experience in real estate economics with an emphasis on financial planning and redevelopment. He is proficient in transaction negotiation, financial structuring, and market assessment for developers, investors, lenders and public agencies.
Sharoni Little, Ph.D., MA, BA
Dr. Sharoni Denise Little is an Organizational and Management Consultant, Executive Coach, and Educator. She is an expert in organizational leadership, communication, professional development, and institutional diversity and inclusion. An international scholar, speaker, and facilitator, she has worked both domestically and globally with numerous organizations, educational institutions, and community groups.
In addition to teaching full time, Ms. Falletta is principal of Falletta Development, which developed one of the first small lot subdivisions in Los Angeles, located on Huntington Drive in El Sereno. She has consulted on many small lot subdivisions throughout Los Angeles and worked as an entitlements consultant on various single and multi-family housing projects. Liz is a licensed architect and a licensed real estate broker in the state of California.
Donald R. Spivack
In addition to transportation system development and planning work in Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, Mr. Spivack served on staff of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), from which he retired in 2010 as Deputy Chief of Operations and Policy, where he was responsible for developing long-range redevelopment and revitalization policies and strategies, including land use, industrial development, transportation and transit oriented development, job development, business attraction, open space and financing options in an era of declining tax revenues. While at the CRA/LA, Mr. Spivack was also in charge of drafting, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, an updated Industrial Land Use Policy for the City, and CRA/LA’s Healthy Neighborhoods Policy and Neighborhood Conservation Strategy, both of which dealt with fostering appropriate economic development in ways that were both protective and sustainable. Earlier in his tenure at the CRA/LA Mr. Spivack managed several of the agency’s redevelopment project areas including those in Downtown Los Angeles and along several major transit corridors. Mr. Spivack holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of City Planning from Yale University.
Guest Lecturers/Speakers Include:
PATRICK S. SIMONS, Managing Director, Western Natoinal Properties - Lecture Topic: Demographics/Market Analysis
DARREN L. HEREFORD, Founding Attorney, Ascend Law - Lecture Topic: Real Estate Law
NEAL I. PAYTON, FAIA, LEED-AP, Principal, Torti Gallas + Partners - Lecture Topic: Transit Oriented Development