Lynne Sagalyn

Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Professor Sagalyn is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate in the Division of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, where she is director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and director of the MBA Real Estate Program. She teaches the Real Estate Transactions and the Advanced Seminar in Real Estate electives and co-teaches Real Estate M&A and Restructuring Deal Workshop, a course jointly offered with the Law School. Sagalyn is widely known as an expert in real estate equity securities, public/private development and finance and economic development and urban policy. She has published extensively on a broad range of issues in the fields of real estate, REIT investment, public/private finance, and urban policy and is widely known for her research on public/private partnerships and city building. She is the author of Times Square Roulette: Remaking the City Icon (MIT Press, 2001), an analysis of the politics, policy and economics of one of the city’s largest and longest redevelopment initiatives; Cases in Real Estate Finance and Investment Strategy (ULI, 2000); and co-author of Downtown, Inc.: How America Rebuilds Cities (MIT Press, 1989), as well as numerous articles for academic and professional publications. She is currently writing a book on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center with grant support from the Russell Sage Foundation.