Academic Advisory Board

Chandan Economics' Academic and Industry Advisory Boards are comprised of eminent academic researchers and commercial real estate industry leaders, representing an extraordinary depth and breadth of experience and insight. These individuals provide Chandan Economics with access to unique and fully independent perspectives on policy and regulatory issues as well as current and prospective trends in the real estate industry.

Robert Inman PhD

Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance and Economics
Professor of Real Estate and Public Policy
The Wharton School of the University of Pennslyvania

A renowned scholar of public finance, Robert Inman is the Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance and Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chairman of the School's Department of Public Policy. Dr Inman's research, focusing on the design and impact of fiscal policies, has been published in the leading academic journals in the fields of economics, finance, and law. He is also the editor of three books, The Economics of Public Services, Managing the Service Economy, and Making Cities Work. Dr Inman has served as an adviser on fiscal policy to the city of Philadelphia, the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and California, the Department of Education, Housing and Urban Development, the Department of the Treasury, the World Bank, and the governments of the Republic of South Africa and Sri Lanka. His seminal work on local fiscal crises has shaped the management of local and state budgetary policy across the United States. Dr Inman received his PhD from Harvard University.


Glenn Mueller PhD

Professor of Real Estate
Franklin L Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
University of Denver | Daniels College of Business

On the cutting-edge of real estate research and practice for over 35 years, Professor Glenn Mueller is one of the industry's most admired thought leaders. Dr Mueller's research experience includes real estate market cycle analysis; real estate securities analysis; real estate capital markets; portfolio and diversification analysis; seniors housing analysis; and, both public and private market investment strategies. In addition to his professorship at Denver and a visiting professorship at Harvard, Dr Mueller is the Real Estate Investment Strategist at Dividend Capital, where he provides real estate market cycle research and investment strategy for Dividend Capital's Real Estate Securities, Private Real Estate Investment, Private REIT and Real Estate Debt groups. Dr Mueller currently serves as the Co-Editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. He received his PhD from Georgia State University.

Joseph L Pagliari PhD
Clinical Professor of Real Estate
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Based on over 25 years of industry experience, Professor Joe Pagliari's research goal is to answer important real estate investment questions from a rigorous theoretical and empirical perspective. Dr Pagliari has co-authored several chapters in the Handbook of Real Estate Portfolio Management, of which he is also the editor and has co-written material published in Real Estate Investment Trusts, Pension Fund Investing, and Megatrends in Retail Real Estate. Dr Pagliari serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Real Estate Research and Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and is active in numerous professional associations including the American Real Estate Society, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. Dr Pagliari received his PhD from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

Todd Sinai PhD
Professor of Real Estate and Public Policy
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr Todd Sinai is Professor of Real Estate and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Amongst the nation's leading authorities on real estate markets, Dr Sinai's current research focuses on risk and pricing in housing markets; taxation of real estate and capital gains; commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts; and, real estate and public economics. His research record includes publications in leading academic journals, book chapters, and numerous honors, fellowships, and external grants. Dr Sinai received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).