Robert Cascio, Ph.D. is a respected faculty member of the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida and the driving force behind a privately-owned commercial real estate company. He thrives on academic exploration and research, teaching business at the college level, commercial real estate analytics and valuation, and strategic consulting. Those close to him describe Robert as adventurous, goal-oriented, innovative, passionate, and self-assured.

Academic Environment

In 2011, Dr. Cascio achieved his PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing Strategy. His dedication to advancing this field has led to publications in prestigious academic and other esteemed journals. Dr. Cascio’s teaching prowess shines through in his exceptional instruction of various executive, graduate, professional, and undergraduate business courses with consistently outstanding student evaluations. An avid global explorer, Robert was an invited lecturer and visiting scholar to countries including Germany, Italy, Panama, Peru, and Spain.

Work Experience

Before embarking on his Doctoral journey, Robert appreciated a fruitful 13-year career with AT&T, both home and abroad. At AT&T, he took the helm in roles involving business development, consumer awareness campaigns, financial operations, and production management. Presently, Dr. Cascio serves as the managing director of a private real estate investment and brokerage company, overseeing a portfolio of prominent commercial and industrial properties. His key responsibilities encompass creative problem-solving for landlords and tenants, IRS Section 1031 strategies for tax-free capital appreciation, mutually beneficial sale-leaseback negotiations, portfolio analysis and management, among other value-creating strategies.


While Robert is passionate about continuing to get the very most from this life on Earth, Robert is firmly committed each day to a Luke 12:34 perspective: Store up your treasures in heaven. He eagerly anticipates participating in weekly bible study, engaging in Christian mission work, cycling, embarking on family adventures, fitness and physique competitions, international travel, mountain biking, scuba diving, and weight training. He married Brooke in 2017, a remarkable God-fearing woman of deep faith, and has been blessed with 3 inquisitive and energetic children: Rachel Anna, Joshua Mark, and Noah Carmelo. Robert’s favorite quote is Ephesians 3:20 — “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…”.