Faculty Directory
Andreas Christopoulos


In November 2019, Dr. Andreas Christopoulos was appointed as the Academic Director of the newly formed MS in Real Estate program at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business. He has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Sy Syms since 2017 and will continue in that role actively teaching, engaging in scholarly research activities, crafting the MS-Real Estate curriculum, building the faculty team, and creating the capstone experience.  Helping him do so, and helping him teach the core courses, will be the co-chairs of the Sy Syms Finance department, Dr. Avri Ravid and Dr. Archishman Chakraborty.

Dr. Christopoulos joined Yeshiva after having positions at Rice University, University of Texas at Austin and the University of Scranton. He earned his Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance from Rutgers University in 2014 under the direction of Robert Jarrow, Douglas Jones, S. Abraham Ravid and Andrejz Ruszczńyski. He has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Vassar College. 

Prior to academia, Dr. Christopoulos served in a number of senior executive roles in the securitization industry.  He is the former Head of CMBS Risk Management of Nomura where he successfully managed the credit, liquidity and market risks of a $3B portfolio of CMBS, CRE CDOs and CRE whole loans during the financial crisis in 2007/8. Those strategies were informed by experiences hedging, trading and researching CMBS at JP Morgan Chase from 1997-2001 where he served as Head of CMBS Research and through his role as the co-founder and CEO of the CMBS risk management software company, WOTN. Dr. Christopoulos began his professional career at Lehman Brothers in mortgage securitization.

Dr. Christopoulos’ research interests focus on asset pricing and valuation of liquidity and default risks for CRE loans and related real estate derivatives with particular focus on credit sensitive securitized products.  His work has been broadly reviewed across the globe by academic peers and professionals alike. He is an active speaker at many national and international academic conferences and industry seminars hosted by thought leaders in the financial community.  His recent work includes the projection of synthetic cap rates from macroeconomic variables, loan and bond risk premia decomposition, and the price microstructure of CMBS.  


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Spring 2019
Real Estate Finance (FIN-2949-361)
Principles of Finance (FIN-1001-J)

Fall 2019
Real Estate Finance (FIN-2949-241)
Real Estate Capital Markets (FIN-3149-461)

Fall 2018
Fixed Income Securities
FIN 3720