Faculty and Staff

Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate

Fred Sands Institute Programs at Pepperdine

Hands-on Experts, Engaged in the Study of Real Estate

Our scholars bring expertise in finance, accounting, law, economics, and decision sciences to the study of real estate business. To assure our students are educated across a broad spectrum of contemporary real estate verticals, we welcome guest lecturers in addition to our Graziadio School faculty and researchers.

Institute Staff

Greg Morrow, PhD

Executive Director of the Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate; Executive Professor of Real Estate; Academic Director, MS in Real Estate

Greg Morrow

As Executive Director of the Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate, Dr. Greg Morrow applies his extensive professional and academic experience to the shaping of our programs and research initiatives. In alignment with both the Graziadio School and Fred Sands Institute mission to champion business practice that serves a greater good, Dr. Morrow also brings a demonstrated commitment to making a positive impact on communities and the environment through real estate planning and development.

Dr. Morrow earned his PhD in Urban Planning and Development from UCLA, and was previously a faculty member at MIT, where he had completed two master's degrees. He has also served on the faculty at Occidental College and was a fellow in the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. His research on metropolitan growth and change has explored a range of urban planning and real estate issues facing North American cities, including the impact of restrictive zoning on housing supply and affordability, innovative funding mechanisms to finance local area improvements, and the impacts of transit-oriented development. 

As a faculty member at the University of Calgary, Dr. Morrow was the Richard Parker Professor of Metropolitan Growth and Change in the Haskayne School of Business. His research on metropolitan growth and change has explored a range of urban planning and real estate issues facing North American cities, including the impact of restrictive zoning on housing supply and affordability, innovative funding mechanisms to finance local area improvements, and the impacts of transit-oriented development.

Dr. Morrow served as City Planning Commissioner in Calgary, was a member of the Academic Advisory Council for Haskayne's Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies, and shepherded the creation of a dual MBA/MPlan degree program at the University of Calgary. He has also worked in architectural practice in Boston and maintains a real estate consulting practice here in Los Angeles.

Featured Faculty

Dongshin Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Real Estate

Dongshin Kim

Dr. Dongshin Kim has over nine years of experience in real estate and engineering. He has worked as a senior programming engineer with FORCS Co., LTD, a start-up venture software company, and for Korea Land & Housing Corporation, a real estate development organization, where he managed large-scale development projects and real estate investment trusts.

Dr. Kim's research focus is in the areas of commercial real estate, mortgages, real estate investment trusts, and housing economics. His research work has appeared in premier real estate journals including Real Estate Economics and Journal of Real Estate Research. He has also presented his research at the annual meetings of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and the American Real Estate Society, and is is a member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and the American Real Estate Society.

See Dr. Kim's faculty profile to learn more about his education and teaching background.


Abraham Park, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance; Department Chair of Accounting and Finance

Abraham Park

Dr. Abraham U. Park has over 12 years of experience in law, start up ventures, management consulting, hedge funds, and global real estate finance. He has worked and lived in the U.S., including at a Silicon Valley start-up, Asia, and Europe, and has taught Real Estate Investments and Finance and Corporate Finance at the MBA level for the Pepperdine Graziadio School.

Dr. Park's current research is related to REITs and Corporate Real Estate. He has published articles on matters relating to real estate in the Graziadio Business Review, WalletHub, and other publications.

More information can be found in Dr. Park's faculty profile.