School of BusinessFaculty and Research

Brent Smith
Associate Professor
Area: Finance Insurance and Real Estate

Snead Hall
301 W. Main Street
PO Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Office: B4105
Phone: (804) 828-7161
Fax: (804) 828-8884
Email: bcsmith@vcu.edu
Teaching Interests: Undergraduate, Graduate and Ph.D. Real Estate and Economic Development and Real Estate Analysis
Research Interests: Connecting the economy and public policy to real estate markets - equity issues in homeownership, quantitative modeling of markets

Dr. Smith (Brent) is the Kornblau Scholar in the Department of Finance Insurance and Real Estate in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Master in Business from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Economic Geography from Indiana University. His research interests include commercial property markets, mortgage performance, housing finance, and community/enterprise development. Brent serves on the editorial board for Real Estate Economics, the Appraisal Journal, the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, the Journal of Housing Research and the Journal of Real Estate Literature, and regularly reviews articles for numerous journals in the fields of real estate finance and urban economics. Brent was a recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2009 and 2012 for Real Estate Economics, and received the Emerging Scholar’s Award in 2010 from the American Real Estate Society. In addition, he is a post-doctoral honoree at the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, Florida, USA. His research articles have received numerous grants and acknowledgements include two best paper awards from the American Real Estate Society. Brent was inducted as one of only 3 academic members into the Real Estate Councilors’ Group of America. Brent’s recent research is directed at issues of risk and valuation. Within those themes the areas of study include commercial property markets, mortgage performance, investment finance, and public policy and tax influences. Articles produced from this activity are published or scheduled for publication in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, the Journal of Real Estate Research, Urban Affairs Review, the Journal of Property Tax Assessment and Administration, the Journal of Housing Economics, the Journal of Housing Research, Atlantic Economic Journal and Economic Quarterly.
Professional Positions
Research
Published Intellectual Contributions
Journal Article
Smith, B. C. (in press). Early Termination of Small Loans. Real Estate Economics.
Smith, B. C. (in press). Returns to Ocean Bordering Properties. Journal of housing research.
Smith, B. C. (in press). Unintended Consequences of Risk Based Pricing. Journal of financial services research.
Smith, B. C., Archer, W. (2013). Residential Mortgage Default: The Role of House Price Volatility, Euphoria and the Borrower's Put Option. (vol. 46, pp.355-378). Real Estate Economics.
Smith, B. C. (2011). Mortgage Reform and the Countercyclical Role of the Federal Housing Administration's Mortgage Mutual Insurance Fund. (vol. 90, pp.95-110). Economic Quarterly.