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Charles Tu

Charles Tu

Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate at The University of San Diego School of Business

Charles Tu is the interim associate dean for graduate programs and Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate at the University of San Diego School of Business. Before coming to USD, he taught real estate and finance courses at George Washington University and Cal State Fullerton, where he received the Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award in 2002. Tu is dedicated to conducting applied research that helps improve real estate and business decision-making. His research agenda covers a variety of topics, including housing valuation, smart growth and the new urbanism, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS), real estate investment trusts (REITs), multifamily housing and retail shopping centers.

Tu has published articles in leading academic journals, and the findings of his research have been cited in major newspapers such as The Wall Street JournalWashington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tu earned his Ph.D. and M.B.A in Finance and Investments from the George Washington University, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from National Chao-Tung University.  He also received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000.  

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