The Vega real estate expert network consists of academic and industry leaders who have extensive experience in real estate transactions, automated valuation models, appraisals, real estate investment trusts, mortgage loan servicing, and real estate-backed securitization instruments.

Our experts have been engaged to conduct analyses for class action lawsuits and have extensive experience addressing issues in post-crisis litigation, including estimating the performance of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.

Below is a list of example engagements for our Real Estate practice:

Sumit Agarwal

Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor of Finance and a Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of Singapore

  • Consumer Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Andreas D. Christopoulos

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Yeshiva University and CEO of WOTN

  • FinTech
  • Valuation
  • Insurance & Risk
  • Securities & Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Richard W. George

Principal at Bank Experts Group

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Finance
Andra Ghent

Associate Professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

  • Securities & Finance
  • Consumer Finance
  • Real Estate
Paul Habibi

Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Valuation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Private Equity
Paul Hanouna

Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University

  • Corporate Finance
  • Securities & Finance
  • Data Science & Statistics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
Hans R. Isakson

Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Northern Iowa

  • Securities & Finance
  • Valuation
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
  • Real Estate
Thomas Z. Lys

Eric L. Kohler Professor Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Securities & Finance
  • Accounting
  • Valuation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Real Estate
Alexei Tchistyi

Associate Professor of Finance at Gies College of Business, University of Illinois

  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate
June 7, 2021 | Featured Expert
Dr. Thomas Lys, Eric L. Kohler Professor Emeritus at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Our featured expert, Dr. Thomas Lys, is is an expert in areas including accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance, real estate, and finance. Dr. Lys was recently supported by Vega to rebut plaintiffs’ damages calculations in seven cases brought against RMBS servicers and master servicers.

February 1, 2021 | Article
CMBS Litigation: What Is Coming Next?

Vega expands on our November publication Looking Forward: the CMBS Litigation Landscape, and discusses the trends in CMBS, the key players in the market, and potential claims that may arise in litigation.

May 5, 2020 | Article
How Will Covid-19 Affect Commercial Real Estate

Vega expert Dr. Andra Ghent recently shared her thoughts on the outlook for retail real estate via her latest article “How will Covid-19 Affect Commercial Real Estate,” published on Kenan Insight. 

February 14, 2020 | Article
Principle for Calculating AVM Performance Metrics

We congratulate Vega expert Dr. Hans Isakson for his forthcoming publications, “Principle for Calculating AVM Performance Metrics,” which will appear in the Winter 2020 edition of The Appraisal Journal.

July 1, 2017 | News
Order Denying Motion to Exclude Vega Expert's Loan-Level Materiality Analysis

Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-14SL, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-14SL and Morgan Stanley Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-4SL v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings (N.Y. Sup. No. 652763/2012).

February 1, 2017 | News
Order Denying Motion to Exclude Vega Expert's RMBS Materiality Analysis

NCUA v. UBS Securities, LLC, et al. (D. Kan. No. 12-cv-2591) and NCUA v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, et al. (D. Kan. No. 12-cv-2648).

Originally Published January 9, 2021 | Securities & Finance
CMBS COVID-19 Alert

Interactive dashboard that includes CMBS properties where servicers included COVID-19 alert in the servicer commentary for investors to do further analysis.