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Dustin C. Read

Dustin Read, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Dustin Read, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
Dustin Read, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management

Department of  Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-0773 | dcread@vt.edu

Dustin C. Read, PhD, JD, serves as an associate professor and head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech, where he also holds the William and Mary Alice Park Fellowship in the Program in Real Estate. His teaching and research interests include asset and property management, as well as housing affordability and land use policy.

Dr. Read is a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow, a 2018 inductee into the Institute of Real Estate Management’s Academy of Authors, and a seven-time recipient of honors from the American Real Estate Society for his contributions to real estate theory and practice. His research has appeared in a number of leading academic journals including the Journal of Real Estate ResearchJournal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management

  • Asset Management
  • Property Management
  • Housing Affordability
  • Land Use Policy
  • PhD in Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008
  • JD, University of Missouri School of Law, 2002, Journal of Dispute Resolution Member
  • MA in Real Estate, University of Florida, 2000
  • BS in Business Administration, Truman State University, 1999 
  • Head of the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, Virginia Tech
  • Assistant Director of the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate 
  • Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech. Blackwood Award for Exemplary Faculty Service (2019). 
  • American Real Estate Society. Practitioner Research Award. “Sustaining sustainability in large real estate investment management firms.” Co-authored with Andrew Sanderford (2019). 
  • Institute of Real Estate Management Academy of Authors Inductee (2018).  
  • American Real Estate Society.  Practitioner Research Award. “Innovation districts at the crossroads of the entrepreneurial city and the sustainable city.” Co-authored with Andrew Sanderford (2018).
  • American Real Estate Society. Best Paper, Mixed-Use Development Category.  “Innovation districts at the crossroads of the entrepreneurial city and the sustainable city.” Co-authored with Andrew Sanderford (2017). 
  • American Real Estate Society. Practitioner Research Award. “Working effectively with asset managers and institutional owners in the multifamily housing industry.” Co-authored with Erin Hopkins and Rosemary Carucci Goss (2017). 
  • American Real Estate Society.  Best Paper, Asset Management/Property Management Category. “Working effectively with asset managers and institutional owners in the multifamily housing industry.” Co-authored with Erin Hopkins and Rosemary Carucci Goss (2016). 
  • American Real Estate Society. Best Paper, Mixed-Use Development Category.  “Valuing the conversion option afforded by form-based zoning in different economic environments.” Co-authored with W. Keener Hughen (2015). 
  • American Real Estate Society. Practitioner Research Award. “Examining the importance of the ‘linchpin’ parcel in land aggregation”. Co-authored with Artie Zillante and Michael Seiler (2014). 

Books

What Real Estate Asset Managers Do (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2019). 

Journal Articles

  • Fisher, P.J., and Read, D.C. “Learning about Networking from Women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry.” Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education (In Press)
  • Read, D.C., Fisher, P.J., and Juran, L. “How do Women Maximize the Value of Mentorship? Insights from Mentees, Mentors, and Industry Professionals.” Leadership & Organizational Development Journal 41, no.2 (2020): 165-175.
  • Read, D.C., Leland, S., and Pope, J. “Views from the Field: Economic Developers’ Perceptions About Public-Private Real Estate Partnerships.” Urban Affairs Review, (2019): DOI: 10.1177/1078087418824712.
  • Read, D.C. “Does the Commercial Real Estate Industry Need ‘More Pussy on the Block?’” Property Management 37, no. 5 (2019): 627-637.
  • Read, D.C., Sanderford, A.R., and Skuzinki, T. “The Bounded and Pragmatic Consultant: Fiscal Impact Analysts as Rational Actors in the Planning Process.” Planning Practice and Research 34, no. 4, (2019): 475-488.
  • Read, D.C., and Leland, S.M. “A Gendered Perspective on Local Economic Development: Differences in the Perceived Importance of Public Services in the Business Recruitment Process.” Administration & Society 51, no. 2 (2019): 175-196. 
  • Read, D.C., Skuzinski, T., and Sanderford, A.R. “Increasing the Understanding of Fiscal Impact Analysis to Help Real Estate Developers More Effectively Manage Process Risk.” Journal of Real Estate Literature 27, no. 1 (2019): 53-66. 
  • Read, D.C., and Carswell, A. “Is Property Management Viewed as a Valued-Added Service?” Property Management 37, no. 2 (2019): 262-274.
  • Zillante, A., Read, D.C., and Seiler, M.J. “Using Prospect Theory to Better Understand the Impact of Uncertainty on Real Estate Negotiations.” Journal of Real Estate Research 41, no. 1 (2019): 75-105. 
  • Read, D.C., and Sanderford, A. “Sustaining Sustainability in Large Real Estate Investment Management Firms.” Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 24, no. 1 (2018): 19-33. 
  • Read, D.C., and Sanderford, A. “Innovation Districts at The Crossroads of the Entrepreneurial City and the Sustainable City.” Journal of Sustainable Real Estate 9 no. 1 (2017): 131-152.  
  • Read, D.C., and Sanderford, A. “Making Places and Making Tradeoffs: Mixed-Income Housing Development in Practice.” Journal of Place Management and Development 10, no. 5 (2017), 461-478.  
  • Read, D.C., and Sanderford, A. “Examining Five Common Criticisms of Mixed-Income Housing Development Found in the Existing Real Estate, Public Policy and Urban Planning Literatures.” Journal of Real Estate Literature 25, no. 1 (2017): 31-48. 
  • Read, D.C., Goss, R.C., and Hopkins, E. “Business Development and Client Prospecting in the Third-party Apartment Management Industry.” International Journal of Strategic Property Management 21, no. 4 (2017): 346-356.
  • Read, D.C., and Leland, S. “Toward Understanding Another Gender Gap: How Women in Economic Development Perceive Access to Capital.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 38, no. 4, (2017): 481-497.
  • Sanderford, A.R., Read, D.C., Xu, W. and Boyle, K. “Obtaining Differentiation Premiums in the Presence of Fee Regulation in the Residential Real Estate Appraisal Industry.” Housing Policy Debate 27, no. 5 (2017): 698-711.
  • Hughen, W.K., and Read, D.C. “Analyzing Form-Based Zoning’s Ability to Stimulate Mixed-Use Development in Different Economic Environments.” Land Use Policy 61, (2017): 1-11.  
  • Hopkins, E., Read, D.C., and Goss, R.C. “Promoting Sustainability in the United States Multifamily Property Management Industry.” Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 32, no. 2 (2017): 361-376.  
  • Read, D.C., Hopkins, E., and Goss, R.C. “Working Effectively with Asset Managers and Institutional Groups.” Property Management 34, no.4 (2016): 280-296.  
  • Read, D.C. “The Impact of an Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance on Single-Family Housing Sale Prices in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.” Housing and Society 42, no. 2 (2015): 148-161.
  • Leland, S., Read, D.C., and Wittry, M. “Analyzing the Perceived Benefits of LEED and Energy Star-Certified Buildings in the Realm of Local Economic Development.” Economic Development Quarterly 29, no. 4 (2015: 363-375.     
  • Hughen, W.K., and Read, D.C. “Inclusionary Housing Policies, Stigma Effects and Strategic Production Decisions.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 48, no.4 (2014): 589-610. 
  • Zillante, A., Schwarz, P., and Read, D.C. “Land Aggregation Using Contingent and Guaranteed Payments.”Southern Economic Journal 80, no. 3 (2014): 702-727. 
  • Heberlig, E., Leland, S. and Read, D.C. (2014) “Local Politics, Organized Interests and Land Use Policy: A Research Note Analyzing the Perceptions of Urban Planners Working in City Government.” Urban Affairs Review50, no. 63 (2014):  890-903. 
  • Walters, D. and Read, D.C. “Form-Based Zoning from Theory to Practice.” Real Estate Issues 39, no. 13 (2014): 29-37.
  • Leland, S., and Read, D.C. “Representative Bureaucracy, Public-Private Partnerships, and Urban Development.” Journal of Place Management and Development 6, no. 2 (2013): 86-101.   
  • Read, D.C. and Tsvetkova, A. “Housing and Social Issues: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of the Existing Literature.” Journal of Real Estate Literature 20, no. 1 (2012): 3-37.
  • Read, D.C., and Peters, C. “Reinventing University City: Applying Branding Principles to Places.” Business Case Journal 19, no. 2 (2012): 36-44.  
  • Ott, S.H., Hughen, W.K., and Read, D.C. “Optimal Phasing and Inventory Decisions for Large-Scale Residential Development Projects.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 45, no. 4 (2012): 888-918.  
  • Leland, S., and Read, D.C. “Stimulating Real Estate Development through Public-Private Partnerships: Assessing the Perceived Opportunities and Challenges.” Public Administration Quarterly 36, no. 3 (2012): 306-335.  
  • Dorsey, T., and Read, D.C. “Best Practices in High-Performance Office Development.” Real Estate Issues 37, no. 2/3 (2012): 38-42.
  • Read, D.C., and Leland, S. “Does Sector Matter? An Analysis of Planners’ Attitudes Regarding Politics and Competing Interests in the Planning Process.” American Review of Public Administration 41, no. 6 (2011): 639-653.  
  • Read, D.C., and Leland, S. “Balancing Competing Values in the Sale and Redevelopment of Publicly Owned Real Estate: A Case Study of the Charlotte Coliseum Disposition.” Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education 13, no. 1 (2010): 87-106.
  • Read, D.C. “The Structure and Potential Economic Effects of Inclusionary Zoning Ordinances.” Real Estate Issues 34, no. 2 (2009): 1-9.   
  • Ott, S.H., and Read, D.C. “Financial Feasibility of Transit Supportive Development: A Case Study.” Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education 8, no. 1 (2005): 169-177.

Fellowships

  • NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Faculty Fellow (2020-Present). 
  • National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at Case Western Reserve University. Research affiliate appointment in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (2016-Present). 
  • Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech. William and Mary Alice Park Fellowship (2015-Present). 

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • NAIOP Foundation. “Changing suburban office parks.” (2018). 
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association and the Consortium for Housing and Asset Management. “Balancing the mission and the margin in the affordable housing space.” (2018).
  • City of Charlotte, NC. “Impact analysis of growth and development: An examination of the benefits derived by municipal governments and the limitations.” (2018).
  • Institute for Real Estate Management. “An exploration of the roles, responsibilities and requirements of real estate asset managers.” (2017). 
  • National Affordable Housing Management Association. “Providing affordable rental housing: Five cities that are proactively taking steps to improve access and availability.” (2016).
  • NAIOP Foundation. “Best practices in the planning and development of innovation districts.” (2015). 
  • Institute for Real Estate Management. “Third-party apartment management in a time of change: Perceptions of leaders in the multifamily housing industry.” (2015). 
  • Crosland Foundation. “An evaluation of form-based zoning and its potential to stimulate economic development.” (2014). 
  • Branch Bank & Trust/Belk College of Business. “Examining alternative mechanisms to eminent domain for land aggregation.” (2013). 
  • University City Partners. “Enhancing the university environment through strategic development projects.” (2011).
  • Belk College of Business. “Extending the real option framework to the study of inclusionary zoning ordinances.” (2010). 
  • NAIOP. “Real estate law: Course development grant.” (2010).  
  • Charlotte Housing Authority. “Affordable Housing Market Study for Charlotte, NC.” (2009). 
  • University City Partners. “Developing a diverse housing stock in University City.” (2008). 
  • Homes for Working Families. “Inclusionary zoning: Examining the advantages and disadvantages in Charlotte, NC.” (2008).
  • NAIOP. “Basic real estate finance: Course development grant.” (2007). 
  • Crosland Foundation. “Alternative development strategies for public schools: The financial implications of installment purchase contracts and construct-leaseback transactions.” (2006). 
  • Crosland Foundation. “Applying tax increment financing in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.” (2006).
  • National Center for Real Estate Research/Foundation for the Carolinas/NAIOP. “Adequate public facilities ordinances in North Carolina.” (2005). 
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Development Corporation. “Economic development corridors study.” (2005). 

 

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