Richard Peiser was appointed the first Michael D.
Spear Professor of Real Estate Development in the department of
urban planning and design at Harvard University. He is a former
professor at the University of Southern California and the author
of Reducing Crime Through Real Estate Development and
Regenerating Older Suburbs. He lives in Cambridge,
David Hamilton is a professor of real estate finance and development at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and the chief operating officer of Geobarns. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.