Dr. Peter Linneman serves as economic advisor to Capital Square. For more than 40 years, Dr. Linneman’s unique blend of scholarly rigor and practical business insight has won him accolades from around the world, including Pension Real Estate Association’s prestigious Graaskamp Award for Real Estate Research, Wharton’s Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Realty Stock Magazine’s Special Achievement Award, one of the “25 Most Influential People in Real Estate” by Realtor Magazine and one of The New York Observer’s “100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate.”
Prior to joining Capital Square, Dr. Linneman was a leading faculty member of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for 35 years. He served as the Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy as well as the founding chairman of the Real Estate Department and director of the prestigious Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center. During this time, he was co-editor of The Wharton Real Estate Review, and published over 100 scholarly articles, four editions of the acclaimed book Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities, and the widely read Linneman Letter quarterly report.
He is the founding principal of Linneman Associates, a leading real estate advisory firm; and previously served as chief executive officer of American Land Fund and chief executive officer of KL Realty. For more than 35 years, he has advised leading corporations and served on over 20 public and private boards, including serving as Chairman of Rockefeller Center Properties, where he led the successful restructuring and sale of Rockefeller Center in the mid-1990s.
Dr. Linneman earned a bachelor’s degree from Ashland College, a master’s degree in Economics from University of Chicago, and a Ph. D. in Economics from University of Chicago.