Erin Hopkins

Erin Hopkins

Erin Hopkins

Assistant Professor of Property Management Willis & Mary Blackwood, Jr. Fellow of Real Estate


113 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061





  • Commercial and Residential Property Management
  • Budgeting
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Sustainable Building

Professional Activities

  • Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS)
  • LEED Green Associate
  • IREM Sustainability Advisory Board Member
  • Housing Education and Research Association Board of Directors Member


  • Ph.D. Seton Hall University
  • M.R.E.D. University of Southern California
  • B.B.A. James Madison University

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Kenneth Tremblay Early Career Housing Award, Housing Education and Research Association

    Virginia Tech Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award

    Virginia Tech Teacher of the Week

    Willis and Mary Blackwood Junior Faculty Fellowship

    Selected Publications


    Hopkins, E. A. (2018). The influence of public transportation on housing values. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 25(3), 206-215. 

    Hopkins, E.A., Read, D.C, & Goss, R.C. (2017). Promoting Sustainability in the United States Multifamily Property Management Industry. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 32(2), 361-376. 

    Hopkins, E.A. (2015). LEED certification of campus buildings: A cost-benefit analysis. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate7(1), 99-111.

    Sponsored Research

    The Institute of Real Estate Management. “Financial Impacts of Green Certifications on Multifamily Communities.”

    The Appraisers Research Foundation. “The Influence of Public Transportation on Housing Values - A Hedonic Estimation.”

    Foundation for Community Association Research. “The Impact of Community Associations on Residential Property Values.”