David M. Harrison, Ph.D., is the Howard Philips Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Real Estate in the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at UCF. His primary research interests involve real estate investment trusts and mortgage markets. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Literature and the author of over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, including numerous publications in leading academic real estate outlets such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and Journal of Urban Economics. These articles have received 24 “best paper” awards. In 2007, Harrison was awarded the William N. Kinnard award by the American Real Estate Society, in recognition of “substantial contributions to the field of real estate research achieved under the age of 40.” In 2019, ARES also recognized him with the James A. Graaskamp award, for “extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate.”

Professor Harrison received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and prior to joining the faculty at UCF was on faculty at Texas Tech and the University of Vermont.