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ODU's Seiler Wins American Real Estate Society's Young Scholar Award

Michael J. Seiler, professor and Robert M. Stanton Chair of Real Estate and Economic Development in Old Dominion University's College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA), was recently presented with the American Real Estate Society (ARES) William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award.

According to Diane Quarles, ARES manager of member services and a faculty member of the finance department at Clemson University, the annual award is given "in recognition of high-quality research contributions to the real estate discipline achieved by someone under the age of 40."

Nominations for the Kinnard Award come from all 500 members of ARES and are reviewed by its executive committee. Consideration is given primarily to scholarly activities, impact and engagement in developing new knowledge for the real estate industry.

Seiler, who joined the CBPA faculty in 2008, conducts research primarily in the areas of behavioral real estate, portfolio management, brokerage and real estate investments.

"Dr. Seiler, with his strong research reputation, provides the much needed leadership for our real estate program. This award is a testimony to his abilities as a researcher and the bright future of our real estate program," said Mohammad Najand, chair of the CBPA's Department of Finance.

Seiler has published his studies in top academic and practitioner journals, including Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Financial Review, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Appraisal Journal, International Real Estate Review, Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, and Journal of Real Estate Literature.

He serves as a reviewer for 10 real estate and finance journals and has been a special edition editor on five occasions. He has also written several books, one of which has been translated into Chinese and is used at many universities around the world. In 2007, Seiler was named the associate executive director of development for the American Real Estate Society.

This article was posted on: April 9, 2009

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