Dustin C. Read

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

Dustin C. Read, PhD/JD, serves as an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech where he holds the William and Mary Alice Park Junior Faculty Fellowship in the Program in Real Estate.  His teaching and research interests include asset management and property management, as well as real estate development and land use policy.  Dr. Read is a former NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, a recent inductee into the Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) 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 and he regularly collaborates with a number of prominent trade organizations. 

  • Asset management
  • Property management
  • Housing affordability
  • Land use policy
  • Real estate development
  • 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 
  • Assistant Director of the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate 
  • Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech (2019). Blackwood Award for Exemplary Faculty Service.
  • American Real Estate Society (2019). Practitioner Research Award. “Sustaining sustainability in large real estate investment management firms.” Co-authored with Andrew Sanderford.
  • Institute of Real Estate Management Academy of Authors Inductee (2018). 
  • American Real Estate Society (2018).  Practitioner Research Award.  “Innovation districts at the crossroads of the entrepreneurial city and the sustainable city.”  Co-authored with Andrew Sanderford. 
  • American Real Estate Society (2017). Best Paper, Mixed-Use Development Category.  “Innovation districts at the crossroads of the entrepreneurial city and the sustainable city.”  Co-authored with Andrew Sanderford. 
  • American Real Estate Society (2017). 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.  
  • American Real Estate Society (2016).  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.  
  • American Real Estate Society (2015). 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.
  • American Real Estate Society (2014). Practitioner Research Award. “Examining the importance of the ‘linchpin’ parcel in land aggregation”. Co-authored with Artie Zillante and Michael Seiler.   

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Journal Articles

Read, D.C., Leland, S., and Pope, J. (2019) Views from the field: Economic developers’ perceptions about public-private real estate partnerships. Urban Affairs Review, DOI: 10.1177/1078087418824712.

Read, D.C. (2019). Does the commercial real estate industry need “more pussy on the block?” Property Management. DOI: PM-03-2019-0017.

Read, D.C., Sanderford, A.R., and Skuzinki, T. (2019). The bounded and pragmatic consultant: Fiscal impact analysts as rational actors in the planning process. Planning Practice and Research, 34(4), 475-488.

Read, D.C., and Leland, S.M. (2019). A gendered perspective on local economic development: Differences in the perceived importance of public services in the business recruitment process. Administration & Society, 51(2), 175-196.

Zillante, A., Read, D.C., and Seiler, M.J. (2019).  Using prospect theory to better understand the impact of uncertainty on real estate negotiations. Journal of Real Estate Research, 41(1), 75-105.

Read, D.C., Skuzinski, T., and Sanderford, A.R. (2019). Increasing the understanding of fiscal impact analysis to help real estate developers more effectively manage process risk. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 27(1), 53-66.

Read, D.C., and Carswell, A. (2019). Is property management viewed as a valued-added service? Property Management, 37(2), 262-274. 

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