Real estate guru to head CSU center

Real estate guru to head CSU center

Colorado State University has landed an internationally known consultant to act as director of the Everitt Real Estate Center at the university’s College of Business.School officials today announced the appointment of Steven P. Laposa, currently director of the Global Strategic Real Estate Research group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Laposa is a 26-year veteran of project management, real estate development and research experience throughout the U.S., and also has experience in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

He has consulted with emerging trends in real estate, as an expert witness in property litigation cases, and on the applied use of statistical modeling in real estate investment and business strategy issues.

He will maintain a working relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers that will support his role in the College of Business.

“Steve’s academic background, coupled with his international consulting experience with PwC’s top-tiered institutional investment clients, offers CSU students, faculty and local real estate community valuable insights in today’s global real estate markets,” PwC’s Patrick Leardo said in a statement.

“As a top international consultant who has worked closely with heads of state and multinational organizations, Steven will be a tremendous asset at the College of Business where we are committed to solving great global challenges,” added Ajay Menon, dean of the College of Business. “We are excited about the expertise he adds to our faculty and the international focus he will share with our students.”

Laposa received his master’s in business administration from the University of Denver and his doctoral degree from England’s University of Reading. He also has worked as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.

“Corporate members of the Everitt Real Estate Center will benefit tremendously from Steven’s intimate knowledge of the international marketplace,” said Eric Holsapple, a co-owner of Loveland Commercial LLC and longtime Colorado State supporter who has acted as interim director of the center.

By John Rebchook, Rocky Mountain News

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