Charles C. Tu
Daniel F. Mulvihill Professor of Commercial Real Estate
and Academic Director of the Master of Science in Real Estate Program
Ph.D. The George Washington University, Finance and Investments
MBA The George Washington University, Finance and Investments
B.S. National Chao-Tung University, Mechanical Engineering
Charles Tu earned his Ph.D. in business administration from the George Washington University (GWU) in 1999 and received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000. Before becoming an associate professor at USD, he taught real estate and finance courses at GWU and Cal State Fullerton, where he received the Outstanding Teacher/Scholar award in 2002. Tu is dedicated to conducting applied research that helps improve real estate and business decision-making. His research agenda covers a variety of topics, including housing valuation, smart growth and the new urbanism, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS), real estate investment trusts (REITs), multifamily housing, and retail shopping centers. Tu has published articles in leading academic journals, and the findings of his research have been cited in major newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was granted tenure by the University of San Diego, which took effect Sept. 1, 2008.