1995, Professor of Finance and Real Estate Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1990; MBA, Louisiana State University, 1978; B.A., Tulane University, 1969.
Expertise: Residential & Commercial Real Estate; Real Estate Investment; Mortgage Markets; Application of Econometrics to Real Estate.
John Knight is an Professor of Finance and Real Estate in the Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. John holds a BA degree in economics and German from Tulane University, and an MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Louisiana State University. He came to the University of the Pacific in 1995, after five years at the University of Connecticut where he was part of a nationally recognized Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies. Before returning to academia, John spent several years in the accounting and finance fields, serving as controller for a real estate development group and as vice-president of finance for a southern California retailer.
John's research interests include all aspects of the real estate industry, especially real estate price index construction and the contribution of the real estate asset to the individual's investment portfolio. As an academic member of the International Development Research Council, he also is interested in decision tools for the corporate real estate manager. John has done consulting work on the impact of environmental distress on property values and on equitable allocation of property taxes among shopping center tenants. His research has resulted in several publications in real estate, urban economic, statistical, and financial services journals.