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Faculty Profile: Edward Chazen

Edward Chazen

Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis International Business School

real estate investment analysis, real estate finance and capital markets, real estate development, real estate portfolio management

Edward Chazen has been at IBS since 2011 and is Head of the Real Estate Specialization. He teaches many real estate courses at IBS and also manages the Field Studies in Real Estate course, where teams of students work on consulting projects for Boston-area real estate companies. Prof. Chazen collaborates with the IBS Career Services Office to meet real estate companies and assist students with internships and full-time job opportunities in the real estate industry. He is faculty adviser to the Real Estate Club. Prof. Chazen conceived of, developed the curriculum and teaches the summer Justice Brandeis Semester in Real Estate Development and Investment, a nine-week experiential learning program for Brandeis undergraduates in multiple aspects of real estate. Prof. Chazen has researched and written five original case studies since 2012 that are actively used in the real estate curriculum.

Prof. Chazen brings 27 years of experience working in the real estate investment industry, including 12 years as a senior investment officer for several prominent investment management companies, such as TCW (Trust Company of the West) Realty Advisors and Urdang / BNY Mellon Capital Management. For ten years he was a principal in two companies that arranged joint ventures between real estate companies and institutional investors, such as pension funds, endowment managers and private equity funds. He began his real estate career as a loan officer at GE Capital. Over the course of his career Prof. Chazen has been involved in closing over $ 3 billion of real estate transactions in major US cities.

His teaching experience includes seven years at Boston University (real estate development course) and three years at Babson College (real estate finance course).

New York University, M.B.A.
Emory University, B.A.