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Dennis Draper, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Dennis Draper, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University






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You can contact Dennis Draper at Dennis.Draper@lmu.edu.

Dennis Draper is a professor of finance at Loyola Marymount University and previously served as the dean of LMU's College of Business Administration from 2007-2018. Prior to his appointment as dean, he served as director of the Center for Investment Studies and associate professor of finance at USC's Marshall School of Business. Draper, who has held senior academic positions for more than 20 years, was also the vice dean of graduate programs at USC.

At the Marshall School, he led several changes in the culture of the education process, the curriculum, the admissions policy and the global focus of the school’s education. He also made numerous strategic investments on behalf of the school, managed alumni and corporate relationships, opened new facilities and modified existing programs.

In addition, Draper is an expert in investment strategy, risk management and derivative securities analyses. Outside of academia he has served as a financial consultant on investment management and strategy relationships, as well as a corporate consultant involved in the structure, capital acquisition, operation, and strategy for existing and start-up companies. Some of Draper’s professional activities include Chief Operating Officer of Film Roman, Inc.; President of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation; and Co-Director, CFA Review Program of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.

Education (3)

Stanford University: Ph.D., Business 1979

Stanford University: M.S., Engineering Economic Systems 1972

Northwestern University: B.Sc., Industrial Engineering/Operations Research 1970


Areas of Expertise (7)


Commodity, Financial and Stock Index Futures

Derivative Assets and Products

Investment Strategy

Risk Management

Derivative Securities Analyses

Options, Swaps, and Real Estate Valuation

Industry Expertise (3)


Investment Management

Business Services

Affiliations (3)

  • Film Roman, Inc.
  • Manhattan Beach Education Foundation
  • CFA Review Program of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts

Media Appearances (1)

LMU Announces New Dean of the College of Business Administration

LMU: The Buzz: University News  online


Dennis W. Draper, an experienced scholar and leading business administrator, has been named the new dean of Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration. His appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2007.

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Articles (1)

Capital Asset Pricing and Real Estate Valuation

Real Estate Economics


his paper examines the Capital Asset Pricing Model with respect to its implications for real estate investment analysis and appraisal. The derivation of the CAPM, and theoretical problems with it, are discussed, along with its empirical validation. The similarities and differences between real estate and securities markets are evaluated. Alternative models to the CAPM are presented, followed by the conclusions.

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