Hossein Lavasani, PhD Student
Hossein Lavasani earned his M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Southern Illinois University in 2011, where he wrote a thesis on mitigating environmental impacts of construction sector by making concrete mixtures more sustainable and environmentally friendly. During his studies at SIU he also worked as both a teaching and research assistant for SIU`s departments of civil engineering and construction management.
After gaining his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tehran, he worked as a civil specialist in a number of companies involved in the development of off-shore and on-shore gas and oil fields in Persian Gulf region. In addition to his development experience, he has also worked as a civil engineer and construction manager for a well known cement manufacturer in northern Iran.
As a current PhD student in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Maryland, he works with Margaret McFarland in the Real Estate Development Program at Maryland conducting research and providing programmatic assistance as well as serving as Assistant Editor of the Real Estate Review. His academic and research interests include dynamics of capital markets and it's penetration in sustainable real estate, marketability of green buildings, and the market for sustainable infra-structure, and LEED certified buildings.
Doctoral Student, Urban and Regional Planning and Design
Research Assistant, Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
University of Maryland, College Park