Nov Housing Hangout – Local Real Estate Market
Dr. Yongqiang Chu is the Childress Klein Distinguished Professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the Director of the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate and professor in the Belk College of Business. Dr. Chu conducts research in real estate, corporate finance, and banking. His research has appeared in many top finance, real estate, and economics journals, including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Real Estate Economics. Chu obtained his bachelor’s degree from Peking University, his master’s degree from National University of Singapore, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
Melissa Greer is a licensed Realtor/Broker, active in Greensboro, North Carolina, since 1984. She has a GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation which place her among only 4% of agents nationally who hold these credentials. In addition to placing within the top 10 in the nation for closed transactions ’17, ’18, ’19, she is also a recipient of: the Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award (top 1/2% of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services nationally in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019); the Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award (top 1% of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services nationally in 2013, 2015 and 2016); and the Chairman’s Circle Gold Award (2010, 2011 and 2012).
Scott Shubert is the Originating Branch Manager at Benchmark Mortgage in Greensboro. Scott got into the mortgage business in 2003 and has been a Mortgage Loan Originator for over 15 years. In 2009, he and his wife Tammy opened Greensboro’s branch of Benchmark Mortgage – a direct to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae lender. Benchmark Mortgage is also currently servicing over $4 Billion of loans.
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