A Marquette University professor of finance with a national profile in commercial real estate has been elected president of the Real Estate Research Institute, the university announced Wednesday.
Mark Eppli, Ph.D., professor of finance and Robert B. Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette, will lead the national nonprofit organization that funds top-tier research on real estate investment performance and market fundamentals for the commercial real estate industry.
Eppli directs Marquette’s Top 10 nationally ranked Center for Real Estate and also was recently named a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow. NAIOP is the leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals.
“Dr. Eppli represents what’s best about Marquette business faculty,” said Brian Till, Keyes Dean of Business Administration at the university. “He’s a highly engaged scholar and teacher who lends his deep expertise to the broader academic and business communities.”
Eppli said he is both humbled and excited to take on the new roles. “To be recognized by my peers in these ways, and to represent Marquette and the college at the national level, is truly an honor,” Eppli said.