Geoffrey K. Turnbull, Ph.D., received the 2015 David Ricardo Medal from the American Real Estate Society (ARES).

The Ricardo Medal is one of the highest recognitions for scholarly work in the real estate discipline. It recognizes a “person who has created a significant body of published research in academic and refereed professional journals, spanning at least two decades, that includes multiple important, influential writings in journals and/or books.”

Turnbull is the Jim Heistand-NAIOP Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate in the #UCFBusiness Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate. He currently teaches and researches real property markets, focusing on property rights issues in developed and developing countries, regulation effects on urban land use, and housing and real estate brokerage. Prior to joining the faculty, he was an economics professor at Georgia State University and the C.J. Brown Distinguished Professor of Real Estate at Louisiana State University.

Turnbull has published extensively in scholarly journals on a range of topics in real estate economics. He is a fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Housing Economics. Additionally, he advises local governments and firms and organizations in the business services, energy and hospitality industries.