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Leading scholar joins W. P. Carey School


June 05, 2007
Anthony SandersOne of the leading real estate finance scholars in the United States will join ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business faculty.

Anthony Sanders will join the school July 1 as the Bob Herberger Arizona Heritage Chair and Professor of Finance. He also will have a key role in development of ASU's new Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

Before joining the W. P. Carey School , Sanders was the John W. Galbreath Professor of Finance at Ohio State University 's Fisher College of Business. He taught investments, portfolio management, financial markets, and real estate finance and investment. He is regarded as an expert on mortgages and other real estate debt instruments.

“Tony Sanders' research and teaching prowess made the Ohio State real estate program one of the top ranked in the country,” says Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr., dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “We expect him to attract other leading academics to the school, as well as high-achieving students to the W. P. Carey MBA real estate specialization.”

Sanders' research and teaching focus on commercial and residential mortgage markets. His expertise includes asset pricing, fixed-income markets, bank lending and real estate finance.

“Tony Sanders is a perfect fit with our need for a leading real estate academic,” says Crocker Liu, McCord Chair in Real Estate and director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

In addition to his extensive research, Sanders also has served as a consultant to various firms, including Merrill Lynch, UBS, Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank. He has advised on the subjects of fixed-income valuation and risk, mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities.

He also has consulted with homebuilders, commercial banks and insurance companies on the design of mortgage contracts. He has been widely quoted in news publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist and the Los Angeles Times.

Sanders has taught at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the University of Texas-Austin's McCombs School of Business.

For more information, visit the Web site http://wpcarey.asu.edu/realestate/CRETP.cfm.