Teaching Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Wayne Archer, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Warrington College of Business Administration; Executive Director, Bergstrom Center For Real Estate Studies; First Union Faculty Fellow. Ph.D. Indiana University 1974, M.S. Wichita State University 1968, B.A. Westmar College 1963.

Courses Taught: REE 6045 - Introduction to Real Estate, REE 6208 - Secondary Mortgage Markets and Securitization, and REE 6948 - Capstone Seminar and Applied Project.

David C. Ling, Ph.D.

McGurn Professor of Real Estate, Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Warrington College of Business Administration; Director, Master of Science - Real Estate Program (MSRE). Ph.D. Ohio State University 1984, MBA Ohio State University 1977.

Courses Taught: REE 6045 - Introduction to Real Estate, and REE 6395 - Investment Property Analysis.

Kent Malone, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Master's degrees from the School of Business (MSRE) and the School of Design, Construction and Planning (MSBC).

Courses Taught: REE 3043 - Real Estate Analysis; REE 4303 - Real Estate Investment Decision Making; REE 6930 - Construction Methods and Materials; and FREC Course I - the online real estate pre-licensing course.

Adjunct Faculty

Don Emerson, Jr., MAI, SRA

B.S.B.A. University of Florida 1975, M.A. University of Florida 1979.

Mr. Emerson serves as Chief Appraiser and President of Emerson Appraisal Company, Inc. He has been in the commercial real estate appraisal business in Florida since 1974 and has a wide range of experience in all types of retail, office, industrial, apartment, agricultural and special use properties. Mr. Emerson is also a national instructor for the Appraisal Institute and regularly teaches the advanced appraisal courses and various seminars throughout the United States. His specialty areas include commercial real estate consulting, appraisal review, litigation appraisal and income property analysis with complicated cash flow problems and/or issues.

Courses Taught: REE 6105 – Real Estate Appraisal

James Izzo, B.S.B.A, M.A.

B.S.B.A. University of Florida 1980, M.A. University of Maryland 1982.

Mr. Izzo currently serves as President of 1220 Group, a real estate advisory services and private equity firm. Mr. Izzo has more than twenty years of experience in the real estate industry. He has successfully completed numerous development projects throughout the US and been responsible for financially repositioning a significant amount of real estate equity and debt. His activities in the industry have helped create landmark projects that have earned a host of real estate industry awards.

Courses Taught: REE 6737 - Real Estate Development

Todd D. Jones, MBA, MAI

MBA Finance,
University of South Florida, Tampa 1983
BFA Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville 1980


Mr. Jones serves as the Executive Managing Director of Property Tax Services for Colliers International Valuation & Advisory Services (aka FirstService PGP). The team specializes in minimizing property tax liabilities for all types of commercial real estate nationwide.

Since 1985, Mr. Jones has been providing ad valorem property tax counseling and representation, complex income-producing commercial property valuation, expert testimony, litigation support and counseling, appraisal review, investment advice, marketability analysis, and feasibility analysis, including highest and best use analysis. Mr. Jones has extensive experience with virtually all types of commercial, industrial, residential, and special purpose real estate, and has served financial institutions, REIT's, government entities, and private concerns over the course of his career.

Courses Taught: REE 6930 - Real Estate Appraisal

Melissa Murphy

B.S., Florida State University, J.D., University of Florida, Partner with Salter Feiber, P. A., specializing in commercial and residential real estate transactions, title examination and insurance; general representation of real property owners. Ms. Murphy is also a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Attorneys

Courses Taught: EE 6930 - Real Estate Law

H. Blaine Strickland

Master of Arts in Real Estate, University of Florida, 1980; BSBA, University of Florida, 1979.

Mr. Strickland is currently the CEO of Remora Partners. He has been a licensed RE broker in Florida since 1979. A 10-year career at CBRE was followed by stints at three of Florida's largest development companies. Mr. Strickland launched Remora Partners in 2003 to focus on developing his own portfolio. He has been involved in two large joint ventures to construct hospitality and senior housing projects. Mr. Strickland has been a member of the Bergstrom Center's Real Estate Advisory Board since its inception and served as the Chairman of the Advisory board in 2000. He is also a faculty member in the CCIM Institute, teaching CCIM courses across the country.

Courses Taught: REE 6315 - Real Estate Market and Transaction Analysis; also a frequent guest lecturer in other graduate classes.


College Info

Warrington College of Business Administration
100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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