Dr. Joseph R. Nicholson

Assistant Professor | Accounting and Finance | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 356
Telephone: 973-655-7514
Email: nicholsonj@montclair.edu


Dr. Nicholson joins the School of Business as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance after completing his Ph.D. in Real Estate from the University of Georgia. His research interests are in the areas of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), real estate finance, gentrification and urban economics. He has several years of experience in both finance as an Institutional Bond Analyst and real estate as a Project Manager. Dr. Nicholson has successfully taught numerous real estate courses at Georgia, one of the top real estate programs in the country, over the past few years.


Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Real Estate Fincne
Urban Economics
Fixed-Income Investments


  • Ph D, Business Administration, 2013, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
  • MBA, Finance, 2005, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • BS, Business Administration, 2001, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Finance, Montclair State University. (September 2013 - Current).
  • Chief Investment Officer, Further Lane Partners. (September 2018 - March 2021).
  • Ph.D Student, University of Georgia. (August 2008 - May 2013).
  • Co-Owner/Vice President of Project Management, Professional Solutions Unlimited. (August 2007 - June 2008).
  • Fixed-Income Analyst, Duncan Williams, Inc.. (May 2005 - August 2007).


  • Technical/Professional Work, Further Lane Partners, New York, New York. (September 2018 - March 2021). Acting as Chief Investment Officer of this boutique investment bank that securitizes mission critical, corporate real estate assets of publicly traded companies.
  • Technical/Professional Work, LeFrak Development, Jersey City, NJ. (January 2020 - August 2020). Conducted research on how the lack of the NJEDA’s use of funds has impacted the GDP of NJ.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Pristine Affordable Sustainable Homes, Jersey City, New Jersey. (March 2017 - August 2019). Running financial feasibility analysis for non-profit, affordable housing real estate development projects.
  • Technical/Professional Work, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Jersey City, NJ. (September 2018 - December 2018). Provided the bid valuation for the NJDEP for a new marina on the bay side of Liberty State Park.
  • Technical/Professional Work, Commercial Equity Consultants, Bayville, New Jersey. (January 2008 - June 2018). Acting Principal of this LLC which works for both public and private entities as an equity real estate consultant with close $500 million in gross transactions.
  • Litigation Expert Consultant/Support, Cory Watson, Attorneys at Law, Birmingham, Alabama. (February 2017 - May 2017). Expert legal witness in real estate market valuation.

Honors and Awards

  • American Real Estate Society Conference Travel Grant , American Real Estate Society (ARES). (April 2013).
  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Conference Travel Grant , American Real Estate and Urban Ecnomics Association (AREUEA). (January 2013).
  • Coweeta Long-Term Ecological Research Program Assistantship , University of Georgia. (August 2012).
  • Comer Fellowship , University of Georgia. (August 2010).
  • Synovus Summer Research Stipend , University of Georgia. (May 2010).
  • Biscoe Fellowship , University of Georgia. (August 2008).
  • Etheridge Scholarship , University of Georgia. (August 2008).
  • TVA Investment Challenge 1st Place Team Performance Scholarship , University of Tennessee. (October 2001).


  • Advanced Techniques in Marina Valutions
  • COVID-19’s Impact on the Muth-Mills Model
  • Real Estate Masters Curriculum Requirements at AACSB International-Accredited Institutions
  • Revisiting the Real Estate Curriculum Requirements at AACSB International-Accredited Institutions
  • The Impact of Professional Sports Stadium Abandonment on Surrounding Neighborhoods
  • The NJ Economy in Times of Crisis
  • The NJ Standard of Living in Times of Crisis
  • The Spatial Effects of Traffic Congestion
  • Traffic Congestion and it's Impact on Gentrification Pressure

Refereed Published Articles

  • Nicholson, J., Stevens, J. (2021). REIT Operational Efficiency: External Advisement and Management. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics,
  • Lord, R., Nicholson, J., Saito, Y., Dugan, M. (2020). CEO Compensation, Portfolio Holdings and Strategic Investments. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 12 (1), pp. 137-160.
  • Nicholson, J., Lohrey, P. (2020). Trends in Real Estate Mutual Fund Effeciency. Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 22 (1), pp. 1-12.
  • DiGabriele, J., Crane, M., Lohrey, P., Nicholson, J. (2019). VFR Valuation Advisory #3: A Groundwork for Fraudulent Financial Reporting?. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, 11 (3), pp. 416-424.
  • Nicholson, J., Zhou, J. (2019). Revisiting REIT Elective Stock Dividend Issuance. Real Estate Finance, 36 (2), pp. 89-103.
  • Nicholson, J. (2017). Measurements in Real Estate Assesment of Learning. Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 10 (4), pp. 8-15.
  • Nicholson, J. (2017). Real Estate Mutual Funds: Efficiency In The Post-Liquidity Crisis Era. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 15 (3), pp. 25-32.
  • Lohrey, P., DiGabriele, J., Nicholson, J. (2017). A Risk Assessment of Intangible Asset Valuation: The Post-Hoc Association between Goodwill Impairments and Risk Hazards in Mergers and Acquisitions. American Journal of Management, 17 (1), pp. 34-46.
  • DiGabriele, J., Lohrey, P., Nicholson, J., Rodriguez, C. (2017). A Tax Policy of Applying the “Tax-At-The-Top” Approach to Multinational Corporations.. Business & Law Journal, 2017 (1), pp. 88-100.
  • Zhou, J., Nicholson, J. (2015). Economic Value of Modelling Covariance Asymmetry for Mixed-Asset Portfolio Diversifications. Economic Modelling, 15 (45), pp. 14-21.
  • Chamblee, J., Dehring, C., Depken, C., Nicholson, J. (2015). Water Contamination, Land Prices and the Statute of Repose. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 51 (3), pp. 30.