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Dr. Prashant Das

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Assistant Professor - Real Estate Finance

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Nationality: Indian

Teaching program(s):

Academic level

Ph.D. in Business Administration (Real Estate): Georgia State University, Atlanta - USA

Selected publications

Main publications


Prashant Das, Ph.D. teaches Master's and Bachelor's level courses in real estate finance and investment. His research interests include REITs, commercial real estate (hotels, apartments and offices in particular), Google searches and sustainability. He has a special interest in real estate markets in India. His papers are published in such journals as the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management and Journal of Property Research among others. Also, Prashant recently authored a book on Real Estate Finance in India for SAGE publications.

Prashant has been invited to speak on real estate topics by Doordarshan (National TV channel of India); the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); and several institutes in India and China. He serves as an ad-hoc referee for several journals such as Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Real Estate Economics, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Journal of Property Research and Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management among others.
Earlier, he worked on managerial and engineering roles with multinationals in India and took up short term engagements with reputed real estate firms in the US. He has earned several best paper awards at international levels (by the Journal of Real Estate Research and the American Real Estate Society) and a teaching excellence award in Atlanta.

Other qualifications

  • M.S. in Land Development with a graduate certificate in Business: Texas A&M University, College Station USA
  • B. Arch.: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee India

Research areas

  • Real Estate Finance and Investment, REITs, sustainability, Google Searches, Sentiments, Indian Real Estate

Past research

  • Helped a Govt. of S. Korea research agency in setting up a real estate credit rating agency by preparing a report on the U.S. system. 2012

Current research

  • Studying the association between Google searches and real estate markets.

Research awards

  • 2012: American Real Estate Society (ARES) Best Manuscript Award (“Apartments”)
  • 2011: American Real Estate Society (ARES) Best Manuscript Award (“Office”)
  • 2012: GTA Teaching Excellence Award from the J. Mack R
  • 2013: Manuscript Award Jury Member (specific category), ARES
  • 2013: Ad-hoc reviewer for Real Estate Economics
  • 2012: Invited Paper discussant: Financial Management Association
  • 2012: Session Chair (Urban Affairs): ARES 2012
  • 2012: PREA Scholarship: Pension Real Estate Association, Hartford CT
  • 2012: Travel Award, RERI Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • 2011: India China America Institute Research Fellowship
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