Simon Stevenson

Simon Stevenson

John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Professor of Real Estate

Simon Stevenson is the John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Professor of Real Estate at the University of Washington. He joined UW in 2016 from Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK, where was Professor of Real Estate Finance & Investment and Director of the Master of Science Program in Real Estate Finance. Simon previously held faculty positions at City University of London and University College Dublin.

Simon’s research focuses on real estate capital markets & portfolio management; housing economics and international financial markets. He has published over 80 papers in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Regional Studies, Housing Studies, European Journal of Finance, Urban Studies, International Review of Financial Analysis and the Journal of Real Estate Research.

Since 2014 he has been co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management (JREPM), the industry facing applied investment journal of the American Real Estate Society. Simon was Chair of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Real Estate Society and has chaired the European Real Estate Society Annual Conference twice, once in 2005 in Dublin, and again in 2007 when the conference was held in London. He is also a past-president of the International Real Estate Society. In addition to various best paper awards Simon was awarded the 2006 International Real Estate Society Achievement Award and the 2018 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize for innovative applied research in real estate investment.


PhD Finance, University College Dublin, 1997
MSc Investment Analysis, University of Stirling, 1993
BSc (Hons) Urban Estate Management, Liverpool John Moores University, 1992
Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Current Teaching

  • RE 364 Real Estate Asset and Portfolio Management (undergraduate)
  • RE 365 Introduction to Real Estate Finance (undergraduate)
  • RE 513 Real Estate Finance & Investment (MSRE)
  • RE 541 Real Estate Capital Markets (MSRE)


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