David Ling is the Ken and Linda McGurn Chair, Professor of Real Estate, and the Director of the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program at the University of Florida. He teaches courses in real estate finance and investment at the graduate level as well as the first undergraduate real estate course. Professor Ling’s academic research has been published in high ranking general interest finance journals, leading field journals in finance and economics, as well as the leading real estate focused journals. His textbook (co-authored with Wayne Archer) titled Real Estate Principles: A Value Approach (6th ed.) is the most widely used principles of real estate textbook at universities that offer at least a four-year undergraduate degree. In recent years, he has also had part-time appointments in The Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, the University of Reading, and the National University of Singapore. Professor Ling holds a MBA in finance and Ph.D. in real estate and economics from the Ohio State University.