Vice President of Investment Strategy, Skanska USA Commercial Development
Dr. Joshua Harris serves as the Vice President of Investment Strategy for Skanska USA Commercial Development, which delivers customer-focused, highly sustainable office, mixed-use and multi-family properties across the United States. In his current role, Dr. Harris is an advisor to the Senior Leadership Team and head of strategy and research coordinating all business planning, market analysis, and research initiatives.
Most recently, Harris served as a Managing Partner with the Lakemont Group, a boutique real estate and economic consultancy with offices in Orlando and New York. His prior clients included national real estate developers, real estate investment trusts, private equity firms, law firms, and hospitality institutions as well as local governments and real estate companies. Prior to Skanska, Harris served as the Academic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and prior to joining NYU, he served as the Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Harris remains active in academia as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate for the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.
He has been nationally recognized for his expertise and was named an Honorary Kentucky Colonel, a NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow, a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation. In 2020, he received the Practitioner-Scholar Award from the American Real Estate Society (ARES), and served a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board.
Dr. Harris holds a Ph. D. in Finance from the University of Central Florida with a research emphasis in institutional real estate and capital markets.