Area of Expertise
- Real Estate and Infrastructure
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate Finance
- Real Estate Markets
- Urban Development
James McKellar, FRAIC, FRICS is Professor and Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining York University, he was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served as the first Director of the Center for Real Estate at MIT. In addition to MIT, he has held faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Calgary. He was also Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He has lectured at universities in North America, Asia and Europe and addressed various industry and government groups across the world.
Professor McKellar has both a Master in Architecture (M. Arch) and Master in City Planning (M.C.P) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto. Professor McKellar has a life‐long involvement in the real estate industry and has consulted to businesses and governments in many parts of the world on real estate matters covering housing, development, finance and investment, asset management, and market performance. In past several years his teaching and research has focused on the emerging field of infrastructure and the business models driving large-scale public infrastructure projects as well as topic of sustainable cities as it pertains to the challenges of urbanization across the globe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Courses TaughtPROP 6550: Sustainable Cities-Urbanization, Infrastructure, and Strategic Choices
PROP 6080: Creative Workshop
Previous Courses Taught:
PROP 6200: Development Prototypes
PROP 6300: Public Private Infrastructure Delivery