2017 Real Estate Conference Speaker
Dr. Robert A. Simons is a Professor at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. At Cleveland State, he teaches courses in real estate development, market analysis, finance, public economics, Ph.D. research methods, environmental finance and megacities of Asia.
Dr. Simons has published over 60 articles and book chapters on real estate, urban redevelopment, environmental damages, sustainable real estate, housing policy and brownfields redevelopment. He authored four books including: Turning Brownfields into Greenbacks, When Bad Things Happen to Good Property, edited Indigenous Property and Valuation, and was lead author on Retired Rehabbed and Reborn. He is the Lead Editor for the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate. Dr. Simons served as an expert witness in over 80 matters related to real estate, housing markets, and environmental contamination, including over 30 depositions and several trial appearances.
Dr. Simons was also a Fullbright Scholar in South Africa and past President of the American Real Estate Society. He received his Ph.D. from the UNC- Chapel Hill in City and Regional Planning, and Master of Regional Planning and Science in Economics, both from University of North Carolina.