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Chris Manning, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Chris Manning, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Real Estate and Finance, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University




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You can contact Christopher Manning at Christopher.Manning@lmu.edu.

Chris Manning is an emeritus professor of real estate and finance at Loyola Marymount University. He first joined LMU in 1986. Prior to his tenure, Manning taught at Long Beach State University and Pepperdine University. He also worked in many high-ranking positions for Houlihan Valuation Advisors, Manning and Company Venture Capital, Manning Properties, Sequoia Spa Company, Solitude Ski Resort and Bank of America. Manning currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Real Estate Research . He is a former president of the American Real Estate Society and immediate past president of ARES. He is also a member of the Financial Management Association (FMA), Academy of Financial Services (AFS), American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), Association of Transpersonal Psychology, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Education (3)

UCLA: Ph.D., Management 1983

Northwestern University: MBA, Finance 1971

San Diego State University: BS/BA, Finance 1967


Areas of Expertise (6)

Real Estate Investment

Corporate Finance

Business Valuation

Executive Education

Executive Coaching


Industry Expertise (3)


Business Services

Financial Services

Accomplishments (2)

2016 Who's Who in America (professional)


Manning was recognized as a Who's Who in America for 2016.

Worldwide Real Estate Academic Researcher “Hall of Fame” (professional)


Manning received this prestigious honor in 2011.

Affiliations (8)

  • Journal of Real Estate Research
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Academy of Financial Services (AFS)
  • American Real Estate Society (ARES)
  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)
  • American Association of Individual Investors (AAII)
  • Association of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Institute of Noetic Sciences

Articles (8)

Hotel/Lodging Real Estate Trends and Innovations

Journal of Real Estate Literature

Chris Manning with Jan deRoos, John O’Neill, Anjali Agarwal, Barry Bloom and Stephen Roulac


The hotel/lodging real estate industry, like many other real estate sectors, is experimenting with and subject to significant innovation. Both internal and external forces are shaping the industry, driven by technological innovation, social change, and globalization. Some industry innovations have become trends, while others are reactions to external disruptions caused by these new trends. To encourage academic research collaboration with hotel/lodging industry practitioners on the challenges and issues currently facing the hospitality sector, the American Real Estate Society hosted the "Hotel/Lodging Real Estate Industry Trends and Innovations" panel discussion at its Thirty-Second Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on April 1, 2016. We were panelists for this discussion. We represent both the hotel/lodging real estate industry practitioner's and academic's perspective, and in this paper draw on the most recent hotel/lodging real estate academic research related to the trends and innovations discussed.

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The Emergence of Hotel/Lodging Real Estate Research

Journal of Real Estate Literature


Research related to the real estate aspects of hotels and other lodging forms is an understudied but emerging area of academic study. Real estate education and research in most collegiate real estate programs historically have focused on the traditional forms of real estate (i.e., office buildings, retail centers, industrial buildings, apartment complexes, and other housing forms); rarely is the study of hotels and other lodging forms addressed. Nevertheless, hotels and other lodging properties (e.g., motels) constitute a major, albeit specialized, real estate property type that is under researched in most university real estate programs. In this paper, we provide a more comprehensive perspective from which real estate faculty may think about hotel/lodging real estate.

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Personal Inner Values: A Key to Effective Face-To-Face Business Communication

Journal of Executive Education


Effective face-to-face oral communication is crucial for organizational performance. Managers must communicate effectively with their subordinates, their peers and superiors to link organizational direction to those at all levels of the organization. The twelve components of compassionate communication are reviewed along with the supporting research of earlier studies, with emphasis on a unique inner values exercise that appears to be a key to its successful use in business situations.

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Industry Decision-Maker Use and Involvement in Academic Real Estate Research

Journal of Real Estate Literature


The usefulness of academic journal publications to real estate industry decision-makers (e.g., institutional investors, managers, appraisers, brokers, developers, economists, etc.) is discussed for the benefit of university researchers seeking promotion and tenure.

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Writing for Publication to Ensure Tenure and Promotion for Real Estate Faculty

Journal of Real Estate Literature


Planning and accomplishing a publishable research agenda is part of a successful academic real estate researcher's career. This manuscript reports the insights and advice offered by seven people in the real estate field on how to make important contributions to the real estate literature.

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How CEOs of Real Estate Companies Like to Learn

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education


In the past ten years, many executive education programs have been developed at universities to assist leaders in learning new skills and proficiencies.

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Do Universities Teach the Skills and Competencies Needed by Corporate Real Estate Executives

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education


This paper compares three recent studies ranking the skills and competencies most needed by corporate real estate professionals, reviews them within the context of the recent literature on corporate real estate management, and seeks to answer the question: ''Are the proficiencies most needed by corporate real estate professionals taught by U.S. real estate university faculty?''

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Characteristics of Recent Real Estate Research: 2000-2006

Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education


This study examines recently published articles from leading academic real estate journals to investigate three key questions: 1) What areas have attracted the most attention? 2) Where is the real estate discipline headed, if anywhere? and 3) Who is taking us there?

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