March 07, 2007

Dr. Stuart GabrielLOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management Dean Judy Olian today announced the appointment of Dr. Stuart A. Gabriel to the Arden Realty Chair and Professor of Finance, and Director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA. Dr. Gabriel, who was the Lusk Chair at the University of Southern California and directed their Lusk Center for Real Estate, will begin his new role at UCLA Anderson School on June 1, 2007.

“Dr. Gabriel’s demonstrated track record reflects outstanding scholarship, path breaking research on real estate policy and housing practices, exemplary institutional leadership, and bridge building to the real estate professional community,” said Dean Olian. “As we advance our reputation as a leading center of excellence in real estate at UCLA Anderson, Dr. Gabriel will propel us forward with his creative and visionary thinking, established scholarship and broad expertise in this field. We are delighted to welcome him as a member of our faculty and in the key leadership positions of the Arden Chair and Director of the Ziman Center.”

“Stuart Gabriel is the consummate academician and a superb researcher,” said Richard S. Ziman, Chairman and CEO of Arden Realty, Inc. and founding member of the Ziman Center board. “He is extremely creative and has tremendous leadership qualities that will take the Ziman Center for Real Estate to the highest of levels.”

A joint center of UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law, the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate was formed with the mission of establishing UCLA's preeminence in real estate.   Grounded in the research and teaching missions of UCLA, it draws upon faculty and departments throughout the university, including management, law, public policy, urban planning, engineering and architecture, to fulfill its goals. The center is tightly linked to the real estate community, with a special emphasis on California and the center’s growing global mandate.

“Real estate, along with the entertainment industry, is the lifeblood of Los Angeles,” said UCLA School of Law Dean Michael Schill. “Stuart Gabriel is one of the leading real estate experts of his generation. His addition to the Ziman Center guarantees that this distinctive partnership between the Law School and the Anderson School will result in the creation of the premier real estate center in the nation.”

In addition to serving as Director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Gabriel is a professor of finance and business economics, policy, planning, and development in the Marshall School of Business and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. He also serves as co-director of the USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate. During 1997-1999, Gabriel served as Deputy Dean of Academic Programs at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Gabriel’s research has focused on real estate capital markets, mortgage prepayment and default risk, and urban housing and labor markets.  He has published extensively on these and other topics of real estate finance and urban and regional economics. He received a number of awards at USC for outstanding graduate teaching.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the Asian Real Estate Society, and the Genesis Los Angeles Economic Growth Corporation.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Public Policy Institute of California and is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Advanced Real Estate Studies. During 2004, he served as President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the premier organization of academic scholars in real estate.

In addition, Gabriel has provided consulting to numerous corporate entities and governmental agencies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IndyMac Bank and KBS REIT. Prior to joining the USC faculty, Gabriel was a member of the economics staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D. C. and more recently has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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