Professor James McKellar, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University, was Associate Dean, External Relations and former Director of the Brookfield Centre. Prior to joining York University, he was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served as the Founding Director of the Center for Real Estate at MIT. In addition to MIT, he held faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Calgary. He was also Visiting 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.