Bennie D. Waller is a research associate at the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) at University of Alabama and will be joining the faculty in the Culverhouse College of Business in fall 2022. He holds doctoral degrees in Finance (1998) and Management Information Systems (2007) from the University of Mississippi. In addition to teaching, Dr. Waller is active in consulting, and maintains an ambitious research agenda.
His consulting and research is largely focused in the area of principal-agent and housing externality issues in residential real estate and the use of automated valuation models for valuing real estate. Dr. Waller holds an active Virginia and Florida Real Estate License.
Dr. Waller’s research has been presented at numerous conferences including the American Real Estate Society, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the Decision Sciences Institute and Financial Management Association.
Dr. Waller’s research has appeared in Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research and The Appraisal Journal among others. Furthermore, his research has been cited in top media outlets such as National Public Radio, MSNBC.com and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Waller is the co-author of two leading real estate textbooks, Real Estate Finance and Investment Decisions in Real Estate.