Fordham Real Estate Institute Welcomes Ryan Severino, Chief Economist and Industry Thought Leader, to Adjunct Faculty

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Economics expert will teach Real Estate Risk and Portfolio Management beginning this fall.

Ryan Severino, CFA

Our program stands out because of experts like Ryan on our faculty, and other world-renowned industry leaders who serve as personal mentors for our students. They are getting real-time information and advice by true leaders in the field.

The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) is pleased to announce that Ryan Severino, CFA, chief economist at JLL, will join the REI graduate adjunct faculty staff this fall. He will be teaching classes in Real Estate Risk and Portfolio Management.

In his role at JLL, Severino is responsible for global and regional economic research, analysis and forecasting, as well as property market forecasting. He previously served as senior economist and director of research at Reis, as well as associate director of research at MetLife Real Estate Investments. Before joining MetLife, Severino served as the director of investment strategy and market research at Starwood Capital Group. He has also held research positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors and UBS.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan to the Fordham Real Estate Institute and know that our students will benefit tremendously from his decades of experience,” said Dr. Anthony Davidson, dean, Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS). “Our program stands out because of experts like Ryan on our faculty, and other world-renowned industry leaders who serve as personal mentors for our students. They are getting real-time information and advice by true leaders in the field.”

Severino’s research has appeared in publications such as The Real Estate Finance Journal and Wharton Real Estate Review. An industry thought leader, his insights have been featured in top news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times and The Economist. He also has experience teaching real estate finance and economics at leading universities in New York City.

Severino is a member of the CFA Institute, the American Economic Association, the National Association for Business Economics, ULI and NCREIF. He earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in International Finance and Economics, a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Japanese and Economics from Georgetown University and is a CFA Charterholder.

“It is my honor to be joining the esteemed adjunct faculty at the Fordham Real Estate Institute and I look forward to a great semester,” said Severino. “With everything that has gone on over the last few months, the industry at large has shifted which will certainly lead to exciting discussions.”

For more information on the Fordham Real Estate Institute, visit https://www.fordham.edu/realestate.

ABOUT THE FORDHAM REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE
The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) currently offers a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE), graduate certificates in real estate finance, development and construction management, a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (BSRE), and a comprehensive array of professional certificates in real estate and construction at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison, N.Y. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development and management. The programs are developed and taught by leading industry practitioners and are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks as classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces. REI is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. For more information, visit http://www.fordham.edu/realestate.

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