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Julia Freybote

Julia Freybote

Program Director, Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE)

Assistant Professor
Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

College of Business
Florida International University

FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S 1100
Miami, FL 33131-3105

P: (305) 779-7898
E: jfreybot@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor, Real Estate
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • Master of Business Administration, Real Estate; OB/HRM
    European Business School/ EBS University of Business and Law, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
  • Master of Science, Real Estate
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Behavioral Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate Management
  • Sustainable Urban Development

Professional Activities

Dr. Freybote is an assistant professor in the Tibor & Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate at Florida International University. She also is an extraordinary associate professor in the Department of Business Management (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She holds a PhD in real estate from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Her research interests include investor sentiment, textual sentiment, investor behavior and asset pricing in the REIT and commercial real estate market as well as sustainability, smart city and other innovative technologies and asset pricing in the residential and commercial real estate market. Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as Real Estate EconomicsJournal of Real Estate Finance and EconomicsJournal of Real Estate Research and Journal of Property Research.

Prior to joining FIU, she held a position as assistant professor of real estate finance at Portland State University in Portland, OR. She also taught as senior lecturer at the University of South Africa. Furthermore, she gained real estate industry experience in corporate real estate advisory and institutional real estate investment prior to joining academia.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Real Estate Investment Valuation
  • Corporate Real Estate Management
  • International Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Special Topics in Real Estate

Refereed Journal Articles

Freybote, J. & Seagraves, P. (2018). (in press) The Impact of Investor Sentiment on Commercial Real Estate Market Liquidity.  Journal of Real Estate Research.

Carstens, R. & Freybote, J. (2017). (in press) The Impact of Introducing REITs on Foreign Investments and Liquidity in South Africa.  Journal of Real Estate Literature.

Freybote, J. & Seagraves, P. (2017). Heterogeneous Investor Sentiment and Institutional Real Estate Investments.  Real Estate Economics. 45 (1), 154-176.

Freybote, J. & Qian, L. (2017). Corporate Real Estate, Stock Market Valuation and the Reputational Effects of Eco-Certification.  Journal of Property Research. 34 (3), 163-180.

Freybote, J., Fang, Y. & Gebhardt, M. (2017). The Impact of Temporary Uses on Property Prices: The Example of Food Trucks.  Journal of Property Research. 34 (1), 19-35.

Freybote, J., Simon, L. & Beitelspacher, L. (2016). Understanding the Contribution of Curb Appeal to Retail Real Estate Values.  Journal of Property Research. 33 (2), 147-161.

Freybote, J. (2016). Real Estate Sentiment as Information for REIT Bond Pricing.  Journal of Property Research. 33 (1), 18-36.

Das, P., Freybote, J. & Marcato, G. (2015). An Investigation into Sentiment-Induced Institutional Trading Behavior and Asset Pricing in the REIT Market.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Freybote, J. & Fruits, E. (2015). Perceived Environmental Risk, Media and Residential Sales Prices.  Journal of Real Estate Research.

Freybote, J. & Qian, L. (2015). The Impact of Asset Location on REIT Merger Decisions.  Journal of Property Research.

Freybote, J., Sun, H. & Yang, X. (2015). The Impact of LEED Neighborhood Certification on Condo Prices.  Real Estate Economics.

Freybote, J., Gyamfi-Yeboah, F. & Ziobrowski, A. (2014). Dispositional Joint Ventures as REIT Financing Strategy.  Journal of Property Research.

Freybote, J., Ziobrowski, A. & Gallimore, P. (2014). Residential Real Estate Appraisal Bias in the Absence of Client Feedback.  Journal of Housing Research.

Freybote, J. & Gibler, K. (2011). Trust in Corporate Real Estate Management Outsourcing Relationships.  Journal of Property Research.

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