School of BusinessFaculty and Research

David Downs
Alfred L. Blake Chair
Professor of Real Estate
Area: Finance Insurance and Real Estate

Snead Hall
301 W. Main Street
PO Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Office: B4106
Phone: (804) 828-2410
Teaching Interests: Dr. Downs teaches Real Estate Investment Analysis to undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches Principles of Real Estate.
Research Interests: His research interests include real estate finance and investment, issues relevant to institutional real estate investors and the implications of real estate regulation. Dr. Downs' articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, and The Journal of Portfolio Management. He has received research grants from the Real Estate Research Institute and currently serves on the editorial boards of Real Estate Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Research.

David H. Downs holds the Alfred L. Blake Endowed Chair and is a Professor in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Downs joined VCU in 2003 and became the Director of The Kornblau Institute (TKI) in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics at the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute.