Dr. Jesse Saginor is an Associate Professor. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs with a concentration on real estate and economic development from Cleveland State University. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Ohio State University. Dr. Saginor worked as an Assistant Professor for seven years at Texas A&M University, where he taught in the undergraduate Urban and Regional Planning Program and the Master of Land and Property Development Program. He has taught various courses in infrastructure development, market analysis, public-private partnerships and real estate development. He served on the executive board for the Downtown Bryan Economic Development Association for six years and five years as a Historic Landmark Commissioner for the City of Bryan, Texas. He also serves as the Career Center Vice-Chair for the American Real Estate Society.
Dr. Saginor’s research interests revolve around real estate and economic development using qualitative and quantitative methods. His past research used methods ranging from contingent valuation analysis to meta-analysis in assessing and estimating the impact of environmental contamination on commercial and residential real estate markets. Recent research utilized hierarchical linear modeling to determine which housing subdivision and individual home characteristics created the most value in subdivisions. Current and future research focuses on alternative funding partnership mechanisms for infrastructure development and redevelopment, housing market dynamics related to hurricane-prone coastal areas, eminent domain, community-based market analysis approaches, and immigration-based economic development policy.