(416) 736-2100 ext 20993
Office: SSB W362L
Area(s) of Expertise
About Avis Devine
Avis Devine is an Associate Professor of Real Estate with the Brookfield Centre for Real Estate and Infrastructure. Dr. Devine’s previous appointment was as an Assistant Professor of Real Estate with University of Guelph’s College of Business and Economics. Prior to her academic career, she was the Assistant Vice President in charge of commercial real estate underwriting and valuation for Dollar Bank, FSB in Pittsburgh, PA. Avis has a B.S. from Westminster College, an M.B.A. from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include Sustainable and Energy Efficient Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Multifamily Housing, and Emerging Markets.
Dr. Devine’s body of research largely focuses on the financial impacts of sustainability and energy efficiency on real estate. Her research garners much industry support and has won several research awards, most recently including the 2017 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize in Real Estate Investment. Avis’ work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, The Business Mirror, Commercial Property Executive, and Business in Vancouver among others.
2018 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & the Real Estate Research Institute Research Grant for Sustainable Real Estate
2017 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize in Real Estate Investment
2016 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors award for Best Paper on Sustainability
2016 European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) Research Award
2014 Aareal Award for Excellence in Real Estate Research, category: Doctoral Dissertation
2013 University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center Outstanding Graduate Student Award
2012 Eastern Finance Association Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Chang, Q. and Devine, A., 2019. "Environmentally-certified space and retail revenues: A study of U.S. bank branches," Journal of Cleaner Production, 211:1586-1599.
Devine, A., 2017. "Introduction" and "Energy Efficiency and Profitability of Commercial Properties" in Energy Efficiency and the Future of Real Estate (pp. 9-35). New York: Palgrave Macmillan US.
Bond, S. and Devine, A., 2016. “Incentivizing Green Single-Family Construction: Identifying Effective Government Policies and Their Features,” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 52(4): 383-407.
Bond, S. and Devine, A., 2016. “Certification Matters: Is Green Talk Cheap Talk?” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 52(2): 117-140.
Devine, A. and Kok, N., 2015. “Green Certification and Building Performance: Implications for Tangibles and Intangibles,” Journal of Portfolio Management, 41(6):151-163.
Bai, Q., Chang, Q., and Devine, A., 2013. “Capital Market Supply and REITs’ Financing and Investment Decisions,” International Journal of Managerial Finance, 10(2): 146-167.
Courses TaughtPROP 6080 – Creative Workshop (MREI, capstone)
PROP 6200 – Development Prototypes (MBA)
FINE 5200 - Managerial Finance (MBA)