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Todd Sinai

Todd Sinai, PhD

David B. Ford Professor; Professor of Real Estate; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Chairperson, Real Estate Department, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts, real estate and public economics, risk and pricing in housing markets, taxation of real estate and capital gains

About Todd

Professor Todd Sinai has been with Wharton since 1997 and is David B. Ford Professor; Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics and Public Policy and chair of the Real Estate Department at the Wharton School. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his BA from Yale University. Todd has also served as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a visiting scholar of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

His research interests include commercial real estate, real estate investment trusts, risk and pricing in housing markets, and taxation of real estate.

Todd is the recipient of several teaching and other awards, including the Post-Doctoral Fellow award from the Homer Hoyt Institute, the Ballard Teaching Award, and the HUD/AREUEA Best Paper Award.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Assessing Commercial Real Estate Investments and Markets

Academic Director

Empower yourself with the insight you need to successfully navigate the fluctuating marketplace while confidently adding both domestic and global commercial real estate to your client’s or institution’s investment portfolio. Gain knowledge that helps you assess and mitigate risks and select the right investment partners.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans: Investment Courses

Investment Management Courses, a joint venture between Wharton and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, will help you improve your investment management.

Investment Strategies and Portfolio Management

Develop investment portfolios that generate the highest return for your level of investment risk. This program provides a solid foundation for building optimal portfolios and effective tools for making better investments.

Wharton on the Markets

Tremendous volatility in the financial markets has raised anxiety levels among both institutional and individual investors alike. Gain clarity and insight on how to view the investment horizon in the coming months. Wharton Finance faculty discusses topics from investing in stocks and bonds to alternative investments in real estate and private equity.