Erkan Yönder

Erkan Yönder


About me

I am an assistant professor of Finance and Real Estate at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University.

I am working as an assistant professor of Finance and Real Estate at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at Concordia University in Canada. Before joining JMSB, I have worked at Ozyegin University as an assistant professor for 5 years. I have received my PhD degree in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University in 2013. I have visited the Center for Real Estate, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as a visiting PhD student in 2012. I also hold a second PhD degree in Economics from Middle East Technical University.

I mainly work on real estate finance covering subfields such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), green buildings, commercial real estate, commercial mortgages, behavioral real estate, and sustainability. My research projects in these fields have been published in leading academic journals including Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Economic Geography, and the Journal of International Money and Finance.

My research has been recognized and funded by leading academic and private institutions. Several of my works have received the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) grants in the United States. One of my papers on green buildings has also been awarded for the best research article in Finance and Sustainability in Europe by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a United Nations supported initiative. One of my projects has also been awarded for a grant by European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). The same project is awarded for the Nick Tyrrell Research Prize by INREV, the IPF, and SPR in the UK.

I presented my academic works at leading universities such as MIT, Yale University, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Cornell University.

With my academic experience in these fields, I have involved in various projects in the real estate and finance industries.

Erkan Yönder
Laurentian Bank Professor of Real Estate and Finance
John Molson School of Business