John C. Demas, LL.M.

Clinical Professor of Real Estate
John C. Demas, LL.M.
(619) 260-8803
Office Location
Alcala West, Avila 112
  • LL.M. Taxation, University of San Diego
  • J.D. University of Denver
  • MBA New Mexico State University
  • B.A. California State University, Fullerton, Political Science
Areas of Expertise
Accountancy, Finance, Real Estate, Social And Legal Research

Selected Publications

  • Revisions to California Mechanic's Lien Law and Developments in the Treatment of Mechanic's Liens in Bankruptcy: An Update, California Real Property Journal
  • Discipline Based Instruction In Business Law, Journal of Instructional Pedagogies
  • An Examination of the Wealth Effect of REIT Shares due to the Introduction of Sarbanes Oxley Act: An Event Study Approach, Journal on Banking Financial Services & Insurance Research


John C. Demas is thrilled to bring his legal, tax, real estate, accounting, title insurance, hotel management and business consulting experience into the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate classroom. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate Real Estate and Tax courses full-time in the USD School of Business, he practices law in California and Colorado, focusing on estate planning, real estate, tax and related corporate matters. John's applied research interests focus on pedagogy, real estate & sustainability, tax, and strategic leadership. He is a Professor and Fellow of Telluride Leadership Institute LLC, holds a LEED AP BD+C Certification with the US Green Building Council, and acts as a member of the Board of Directors and Strategic Advisor to select privately held organizations.