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New Director Brings International Perspective to CSUF Real Estate Institute

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Sandy G. Bond, a 25-year real estate veteran from New Zealand, brings her expertise and knowledge to Cal State Fullerton as the new director of its Real Estate and Land Use Institute (RELUI).

The center, located in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, is part of the 23-campus California State University system’s applied research and professional education center for real estate and urban land use. Cal State Fullerton’s branch of the institute was established in 1996.

“I am pleased that an experienced real estate expert can step into my shoes in this important role,” said Michael LaCour-Little, former institute director who now oversees the CSU institute.

Bond’s career has encompassed real estate appraisal, valuation consultation, academic research and university teaching. Her areas of expertise include the impact of climate change and natural disasters on property values, and she is an internationally recognized expert on valuation issues related to the siting of cell phone towers, wind turbines and overhead lines.

“I look forward to continuing the important RELUI initiatives focused on innovation, engagement and impact in the years that come,” said Bond, who will be working to establish ties and collaborate with professional real estate organizations, such as the Appraisal Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council to expand the experiences of students studying real estate.  

Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Bond served as professor of property studies at Lincoln University, a senior member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and a registered appraiser with American Valuation Partners. She also has taught at Auckland University and University of North Florida.

Bond, who earned her doctorate in property valuation from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, served as president of the International Real Estate Society in 2014 and was honored with the organization’s 2016 Service Award.