Mark J. Eppli

  • Director of the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

Mark J. Eppli is currently the Director of the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a position he’s held since August 2018.  Dr. Eppli was previously Robert B. Bell, Sr. Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 2002 to 2018, and served as the Director of the Center for Real Estate from 2009 to 2018.  He also served as Interim Keyes Dean of Business at Marquette University from 2012 to 2015.  Dr. Eppli was also Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Finance and Real Estate in the School of Business and Public Management at The George Washington University from 1991-2002.  He was an active instructor and author for the Urban Land Institute from 1992 to 2012.  Dr. Eppli was also a Lecturer and Teaching Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1991.  Prior to obtaining his doctorate, Dr. Eppli pursued a career in commercial real estate, serving as Manager of Research and Investment Analysis with PM Realty Advisors from 1985 to 1986 and a Specialist in Real Estate Acquisitions at GE Capital Corporation from 1984 to 1985.  Dr. Eppli is past recipient of the Greater Washington Urban League’s “Volunteer of the Year,” Urban Land Institute’s “Star Performer, and LISC -- Milwaukee’s “Navigator” awards for his efforts to attract minorities to the commercial real estate industry. He is a Board member and past President of the Real Estate Research Institute and Distinguished Fellow at NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.