Charles C. Tu

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Charles C. Tu

Charles C. Tu
Professor of Real Estate
Academic Director, MSRE Program

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Phone | (619) 260-5942
Office | Alcala West, Avila 111

    Professor of Real Estate
    Academic Director, MSRE 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.

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Tu, C., Worzala, E., Benedict, R., Matthews, A. (2013). A Graduate Real Estate Program Survey: Careers and Compensation. Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

    Tu, C., Galuppo, L. (2010). Capital Markets and Sustainable Real Estate: What are the Perceived Risks and Barriers?. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 2 (1), 143-159.

    Tu, C., Miller, N., Pogue, D., Saville, J. (2010). The Operations and Management of Green Buildings in the U.S.. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 2 (1), 51-66.

    Tu, C., Worzala, E. (2010). An International Perception of the Quality of Real Estate Research Publication Outlets. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 18 (1), 21-39.

    Tu, C., Worzala, E. (2010). The Perceived Quality of Real Estate Journals: Does Your Affiliation Matter?. Property Management, 28 (2), 104-121.

    Tu, C., Weinstein, M., Worzala, E., Lukens, L. (2009). Elements of Successful Graduate Real Estate Programs: Perceptions of the Stakeholders. Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

    Narwold, A., Sandy, J., Tu, C. (2008). Historic Designation and Residential Property Values. Inernational Review of Real Estate, 11 (1), 83-95.

    Tu, C., Hung, K. (2008). An Examination of Housing Price Appreciation in California and the Impact of Alternative Mortgage Instruments. Journal of Housing Research, 17 (1), 33-47.

    Tu, C., Hung, K., Onayev, Z. (2008). Time-Varying Diversification Effect of Real Estate in Institutional Portfolios: When Alternative Assets Are Considered. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 14 (4), 241-261.

    Book, Textbook-New

    Tu, C. (2012). Financial Literacy 101. Department of Real Estate, State of California