Professor Mayer is Senior Vice Dean and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School. He is also Research Director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Mayer serves on the Board of Editors of Real Estate Economics and Journal of Urban Economics and is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute. He also works as part-time research director and member of the Board of Directors of Oak Hill REIT Management, a REIT hedge fund. Dr. Mayer previously held positions at The Wharton School, the University of Michigan, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He holds a BA in Math and Economics from the University of Rochester and a PhD in Economics from MIT.
Professor Mayer’s research explores a variety of topics in real estate, including real estate cycles, capital markets, housing, public and private real estate values, and debt securitization. He has also written on the market for reverse mortgages, the link between local government activities and housing values, and the economics of airline congestion. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the Real Estate Research Institute, among others. He has authored many scholarly articles on these subjects and is frequently quoted in the national media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, ABC (Nightly News, 20/20, Nightline), National Public Radio, CNN, and CBS TV. Professor Mayer frequently comments on real estate for Bloomberg Television and CNBC.