Tom G. Geurts

Title:
Associate Professor of Finance; Honorary Professor, Technical University of Berlin
Office:
Finance
Address:
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20052
Phone:
202-994-7542
Email:
TGG@GWU.EDU
Website:
Resume

Experienced Instructor and Presenter: Presented at twenty-eight national and international conferences; taught numerous courses at five universities with high student ratings, gave guest lectures at another eleven universities, six of which are in Europe, three in the United States and one in Canada and India each.

Analytical and Creative Researcher: Author of twenty-five academic publications and one book. Currently writing a (text)book titled Global Real Estate Capital Markets: Analyzing Risk and Return, accepted for publication by Oxford University Press (2016). The journals in which the papers have been published include the following top-tiered real estate journals: JREFE, JRER, JREPM, and JREPE. As Director of Research authored and co-authored quarterly market reports for Manhattan, New Jersey, and Fairfield/Westchester, containing real estate market information, trend analysis, and predictions.

Energetic and Motivated Administrator: Established a successful new program in Real Estate at the California State University in San Bernardino.  Helped to develop the curriculum for this program. Enrollment more than doubled in three years and received awards for student advising. Co-organizer of a very successful yearly visit of University of Amsterdam and Technical University of Berlin students to New York City and Washington DC, including programs at New York University and The George Washington University.  Was the Chair of the Department of Economics, Accounting, and Finance at Marist College.  Was the Director of Academic Affairs of the NYU Real Estate Institute, the largest master's-level real estate program in the world. Is currently the Academic Director of the Global Business Consulting Program for a consortium of four universities: The George Washington University, University of Maryland, San Diego State University, and the University of Miami.

Embraced New Technology: Created two on-line courses for Digital University and developed and taught several courses through the Internet for Marist College, Homburg University, and The George Washington University. At New York University presented two webinars, which attracted audiences from around the world.

Besides having an academic background, also various non-academic roles: Was CFO of a company in search of venture capital and Director of Research for three large New York Real Estate firms.  Fluent in English, Dutch, and German.  Semi-fluent in French.  Very experienced traveler and in dealing with people from other countries and/or cultures.

Strong Background in Finance and Real Estate: Taught numerous classes to undergraduate students and master's students, and co-developed and was the principal instructor at the International Investments Program of the University of California in Riverside which assists foreign business executives in making financial management and investment decisions, developing business and marketing strategies, and forecasting.  Gave a number of financial seminars at various organizations, including New York Institute of Finance, IBM, Morgan Stanley, ICBC, and Real Capital Analytics.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1998
M.S., University of Amsterdam, 1991
B.S., Higher Technical College Zwolle, 1987

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Lessons Learned from Thirteen Years of International Real Estate Study Abroad Programs hosted by Universities in the United States, The Netherlands, and Germany” (with P. van Gool and K. Wellner). Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 18 (Fall 2015).
  • “Analyzing Commercial Real Estate Market and Property Data: Techniques for the Classroom Using CoStar Information Services” (with J. Black). Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 18 (Spring 2015).
  • “The Relationship of Operational Innovation and Financial Performance – A Critical Perspective” (with B. Klingenberg, R.J. Brown, and R. Timberlake). International Journal of Production Economics, 142 (January 2013).
  • “Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Stagflation?” Inside Supply Management, Online Supplemental Feature Article, June/July 2011 (with B. Klingenberg).
  • “Get Ready, It’s Coming: Stagflation Is on the Horizon” (with B. Klingenberg and S. Robinson). The Institutional Real Estate Letter, 23 (May 2011).
  • “Immobilienfinanzierung” (Real Estate Financing) in: D. Henckel, K. von Kuczkowski, P. Lau, E. Pahl-Weber, and F. Stellmacher, ed., Planen – Bauen –Umwelt: Ein Handbuch. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer, 2010.
  • “The Ethics of Rent Control” (with J. Gavin) in: R.H. Kolb, ed., Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.
  • “Public Private Partnerships in Western Europe and North America: Some Lessons for the Future.” Biblioteka Urbanisty, 11 (Fall 2007).
  • “Calculating the Cost of Capital for REITs: A Classroom Explanation” (with A. Pavlov). Real Estate Review, 34 (Fall 2006).
  • “Private Investor Holding Period” (with R. Brown).  Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 11 (Summer 2005).
  • “Stability of Dividends: An Empirical Analysis across REIT Sectors” (with P. Gagne and A. Carr). Real Estate Review, 34 (Spring 2005).
  • “Impact of Environmental Management System Implementation on Financial Performance: A Comparison of Two Corporate Strategies” (with K. Watson, T. Polito, and B. Klingenberg). Management of Environmental Quality, 15 (Fall 2004).
  • “Ethical Behavior in the Residential Landlord-Tenant Relationship: The Dilemma of the Tenant” (with S. Mintz and J. Gavin). Real Estate Law Journal, 33 (Summer 2004).
  • “The Historical Development of the Lease in Residential Real Estate.” Real Estate Law Journal, 32 (Spring 2004).
  • “Real Estate in Japan: Analyzing an Investment Decision” (with P. Gagne). Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 6 (Fall 2003).
  • “Correction: A Japanese Technique for Evaluating Real Estate Investments” (with P. Gagne). Multinational Business Review, 10 (Spring 2002).
  • “Real Estate Taxation: Recapture Rules Explained” (with P. Gagne). Real Estate Review, 31 (Summer 2001).
  • “An Empirical Investigation of International Investors Attitude Towards Institutional Risk” (with F. Beer and B. Watts). ACME Transactions 1998 (Summer 1998).
  • “Selected Pacific Rim Investment in the United States: The Legal Dimension” (with B. Watts). ACME Transactions 1997 (Summer 1997).
  • “The Investment Portfolio of Tomorrow: Does Real Estate Have a Place in it?” (with H. Nolan). Review of Business, 18 (Summer 1997).
  • “Fundamenteel Onderzoek in Onroerend Goed: Waar we zijn en waar we naar toe gaan.” Het VOGON-Journaal, 5 (Fall 1996).
  • “Risk and Real Estate Investment: An International Perspective” (with A.J. Jaffe). Journal of Real Estate Research, 11 (Fall 1996).
  • “Het Volkshuisvestingsbeleid in Nederland: Veroorzaker van Inefficientie en Onrechtvaardigheid?” (with J-W. de Geus). Nieuw Tijdschrift voor de Volkshuisvesting, 2 (Summer 1996).
  • “The Property Rights Game: Discovering the Meaning of Private Property” (with A.J. Jaffe). Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 12 (Winter 1996).
  • “The Property Game: Exploring Motivation to Work” (with A.J. Jaffe) in: J.W. Pfeiffer, ed., The 1996 Annual. San Diego, CA: Pfeiffer & Company, 1995.
  • “Competition and Value-of-Service Pricing in the Residential Real Estate Brokerage Market: Comment” (with S.I. O’Donnell). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 35 (Fall 1995).
  • Publiek-Private Samenwerking: Een Speurtocht naar een Evenwichtsituatie, (with P.P. Kohnstamm, L.B. Uittenbogaard and Th.G.M. Vermeegen). Amsterdam: SBV, 1991.

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Im Interview: Nachwuchs.” Immozeit, 23 (April 2014).
  • “Is Your Real Estate Portfolio Ready For Stagflation?” Real Estate Market Briefs, 1:7 (July 2011).

PRESENTATIONS AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

“Does Better Historical Vacancy Data Lead to Better Leasing Strategies?” (with J. Black). Paper presented at the 2012 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, April 2012.

“Analyzing Market and Property Data: CoStar Techniques for the Classroom” (with J. Black). Paper presented at the 2011 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in Seattle, WA, April 2011. This paper was awarded a prize for the best paper.

“Homburg University: An Innovation in Life-Long Learning in Real Estate”. Paper presented at the 2010 European Real Estate Society Education Seminar in Zurich, Switzerland, November 2010.

“Core Real Estate: Do We Perceive a Renaissance of the Risk Assessment of an Asset Class?” (with I. Holz). Paper presented at the 2010 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Milan, Italy, June 2010.

“The Impact of the Olympic Games on Foreign Direct Investment in Real Estate” (with C. Kontokosta). Paper presented at the 2009 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, June 2009.

“Real Estate Location Strategy: What Can We Learn From Operations Management” (with B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at the 2008 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Krakow, Poland, June 2008.

“Location Strategy and the Use of Real Estate in Operations Management” (with B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at the North Eastern Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting 2008 in Brooklyn, NY, March 2008.

“Public Private Partnerships in Western Europe and North America: Some Lessons for the Future.” Paper presented at the Real Estate Strategies 2006 – Central & Eastern Europe Conference in Gdansk, Poland, June 2006.

“Economic Aspects of Residential Rental Real Estate: A Comparison of Germany, the Netherlands, and the USA” (with G. Spars). Paper presented at the 2006 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Weimar, Germany, June 2006.

“Liberalization in Eastern Europe: The Impact on Economic Development through the Protection of Property Rights.” Paper presented at the 2005 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Dublin, Ireland, June 2005.

“Market Use of Cash Flow and Accrual Information for REITs” (with J. Hollister). Paper presented at the 13th Annual International AREUEA Conference in Fredericton, Canada, July 2004.

“Financial Performance Measurement of Operations Management Strategies: Theoretical Framework and a Review of the Literature” (with B. Klingenberg and K. Watson). Paper presented at the American Accounting Association – Northeast Regional Meeting in Albany, NY, April 2004.

“Stability of Dividends: An Empirical Analysis Across REIT Sectors” (with A. Carr and P. Gagne). Paper presented at the American Accounting Association – Northeast Regional Meeting in Albany, NY, April 2004.

“Private Investor Holding Period” (with R.J. Brown). Paper presented at the 2003 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in Monterey, CA, April 2003.  This paper was awarded a prize for the best paper.

“Market Use of Cash Flow and Accrual Information for REITs” (with J. Hollister). Paper presented at the 2002 American Academy of Accounting and Finance Meeting in New Orleans, LA, December 2002.

“Mutual Funds: How to Choose an International Winner” (with T. Murray and N. Parsons). Paper presented at the 2002 American Academy of Accounting and Finance Meeting in New Orleans, LA, December 2002.

“Liberalization in Eastern Europe: The Impact on Economic Development.” Paper presented at the First Annual Conference on Business Ethics and Transitional Economies in Celakovice, Czech Republic, March 2002.

“Appraisal of Real Estate in Japan: Lessons for International Investors” (with P. Gagne). Paper presented at the First World Congress of the International Real Estate Society in Alyeska, AK, July 2001.

“Real Estate Investments and Political Risk: An Empirical Investigation” (with F. Beer and B. Watts). Paper presented at the 1999 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Athens, Greece, June 1999.

“An Empirical Investigation of International Investors Attitude towards Institutional Risk” (with F. Beer and B. Watts). Paper presented at the ACME VIII International Conference in Vancouver, Canada, August 1998.

“Ethical Behavior in the Residential Landlord-Tenant Relationship: The Dilemma of the Tenant” (with S. Mintz). Paper presented at the CSUSB University Research Forum, January 1998.

“Selected Pacific Rim Investment in the United States: The Legal Dimension” (with B. Watts). Paper presented at the ACME VII International Conference in Las Vegas, NV, August 1997.

“The Landlord and Tenant Relationship in Residential Real Estate: How Contracting Problems are Solved.” Paper presented at the 1997 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in Sarasota, FL, April 1997.

“Moral Hazard, Institutional Factors and Efficiency: The Case of Residential Landlord-Tenant Relationships.” Paper presented at 1996 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in South Lake Tahoe, CA, March 1996.

“Moral Hazard, Eviction Laws and Rental Agreements in Residential Real Estate” (with L.L. Posey). Paper presented at the 1996 Annual AREUEA/ASSA Conference in San Francisco, CA, January 1996.

“Property Rights and International Portfolio Management: Implications for Real Estate Investment” (with A.J. Jaffe).  Paper presented at the 1994 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 1994.

“The Myth of Full Brokerage Services: A New Approach to the Time-Value Hypothesis” (with S.I. O’Donnell). Paper presented at the 1994 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in Santa Barbara, CA, April 1994.

“International Diversification Strategies as if Property Matters” (with A.J. Jaffe). Paper presented at the 1993 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in Key West, FL, April 1993.

PAPERS PRESENTED BY CO-AUTHOR

“Leveraging Real Estate Education with Students’ Real-World Observations: A Diary Approach” (with M. Daams and F. Sijtsma). Paper presented at the 2016 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Regensburg, Germany, June 2016.

“Advanced Education in Real Estate Management – Experience from an Interdisciplinary and International Approach” (with P. van Gool and K. Wellner). Paper presented at the 2013 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Vienna, Austria, July 2013.

“On the Use of Anti-Plagiarism Software in an Intermediate Finance” (with A. Wilson). Paper presented at the Academy of Business Education Financial Education Association Conference in Charleston, SC, September 2012.

“Locational Determinants of LEED and Energy Star Labelled Properties” (with C. Kontokosta, F. Fuerst, and P. Mcallister).  Paper presented at the 2010 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Milan, Italy, June 2010.

“Analyzing the Impact of Operations Management on Financial Performance – A Critical Review” (with B. Klingenberg and R. Timberlake). Paper presented at the North Eastern Decision Sciences Annual Meeting 2010 in Alexandria, VA, March 2010. Also published in the proceedings of the conference.

“A Critical Perspective on Measuring the Impact of JIT on Financial Performance” (with B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at the Informs Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, October 2009.

“A Theoretical framework for Financial Performance Measurement of Operations Management Strategies” (with B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at the North Eastern Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting 2009 in Mohegan Sun, CT, April 2009. Also published in the proceedings of the conference.

“Strategic Location Decision Making: Two Applied and Cross-Disciplinary Case Studies” (with B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at the 2008 Conference on Trends in Global Business in New Haven, CT, October 2008.

“Evaluating The Human Side Of Rent Control: Is The System Just To All Stakeholders?” (with J. Gavin).  Paper presented at the 15th International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society in Barcelona, Spain, May 2008.

“Employing Ethical Analysis to Residential Rental Regulation: How Fair are They for All Parties Involved?” (with G. Spars and J. Gavin). Paper presented at the 2007 Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in London, United Kingdom, June 2007.

“Ethical Behavior in the Residential Landlord-Tenant Relationship: The Dilemma of the Tenant” (with S. Mintz and J. Gavin). Paper presented at the 2004 Annual American Real Estate Society Conference in Captiva Island, FL, April 2004.

“A Longitudinal Study on the Financial Impact of Environmental Management Systems” (with K. Watson and B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in Washington, DC, November 2003.  Also published in the proceedings of the conference.

“Information Externalities and Asymmetries” (with S. Bergen and A. Davis). Paper presented at United States Society for Ecological Economics in Saratoga, NY, May 2003.

“Financial Evidence on the Impact of Environmental Management Systems” (with K. Watson, T. Polito, and B. Klingenberg). Paper presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute in Williamsburg, VA, February 2003.  Also published in the proceedings of the conference.

“Hospitality Franchise Valuation: The Effects of Franchise Factors on the Value of Hotel Properties” (with Y.S. Roh). Paper presented at the 1995 CHRIE Conference in Nashville, TN, August 1995.