Bio

Dr. Tsur Somerville is an associate professor and holder of the Real Estate
Foundation Professorship in Real Estate Finance at the Sauder School of
Business at UBC, where he has been a professor since 1993. He is currently
a Senior Fellow with the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate,
where he previously served as Director from 2001-16. His research on real
estate development, mortgage and real estate finance, and housing markets
has been published in the leading academic journals in urban, housing and
real estate market. In addition to his academic research, Dr. Somerville is a
frequent commentator in the local and national media on Canadian real
estate markets. Dr. Somerville sits on the editorial boards of the leading
journals in real estate and has served as an officer of several academic
organizations in the field. He is currently a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow. Dr.
Somerville received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and his
BA in Economics and East Asian Studies from Hebrew University (Jerusalem).