Arthur T. Cox

Professor of Finance

Director of the Center for Real Estate Education




Education

Ph.D. (Insurance) University of Iowa; M.A. (Finance) University of Iowa; B.B.A. (Finance) University of Iowa.


Teaching Interests

Principles of Real Estate, Real Estate Appraisal and Investment, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Law and Brokerage, Commercial Site Selection, M.B.A., Corporation Finance.


Research Interests

Farm land value; Development impact fees; Housing trends; Real estate appraisal methodology.


Responsibilities

Art is Director of the UNI Center for Real Estate Education. Passionate about his field, he regularly makes presentations at industry conferences and seminars and to groups of prospective students and their families. The Center for Real Estate Education has a very active advisory council composed of leading industry professionals. Art works with the advisory council to advance the interests of the real estate program and industry. Art is a tireless advocate for the real estate programs. He works with individuals and real estate companies around the country to develop internship and career opportunities for students and to raise funds for scholarships and operating support.


Professional Accomplishments

Art has a number of refereed publications in highly respected journals. Unr Art's direction, the UNI Center for Real Estate Education was accredited in 2007 by the Society of Accredited Real Estate Programs. The curriculum was approved in 2012 by both the Appraisal Foundation and the Appraisal Institute. In 2013, Art received the Eugene L. Grant Award for the best paper published in The Engineering Economist for 2012. In 2010, Art's work for the real estate industry was recognized by the Iowa Chapter of the CCIM Institute by being named an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Iowa Chapter CCIM. Art received the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association's Industry Impact Award for 2005 and in 2007 was given the Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Award. He is a Regional Director for Sigma Chi International Fraternity, a Past President of the Waterloo Rotary Club, a Past District Governor of Lions Clubs International, and is an Eligible Lay Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, USA.


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