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Yildiray Yildirim, Ph.D.

Strategic Advisor

Real Estate Financing and Investments

Dr. Yildiray Yildirim advises Morgensheer Hospitality Inc.’s clients on all aspects of real estate investment financing; such as market, financial, debt and equity analysis. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in specialized areas such as:  securitization and commercial leasing, credit risk and rating, fixed income securities, inflation modeling, and structured finance.

Highly-regarded within the real estate, financial and government (finance) sectors, Dr. Yildirim serves as Chair of the Department of Real Estate and Director at The Steven Newman Real Estate at The Institute at Baruch College (CUNY) in New York.

He has co-authored work on commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) was patented in 2014. Dr. Yildirim was a visiting scholar at Princeton University, Office of Comptroller of the Currency, and Borsa Istanbul. He provided consultancy at the U.S. Department of Housing regarding issues concerning multifamily mortgage default and foreclosure and received a grant from JP Morgan Chase on commercial mortgage origination and credit tenant risk. Dr. Yildirim is a graduate of Yildiz Technical University and holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering.

He received both his M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Statistics at Cornell University.

In his role as Strategic Advisor to Morgensheer Hospitality’s clients, Dr. Yildirim provides the following services:

  • Market and financial analysis, strategic advisory, transaction due diligence

  • Valuation and Assessment

  • Proforma and Financial Modeling

  • Debt/Equity Analysis

  • Project and Risk Assessment, Hedging Strategy

Dr. Yildirim is a member of the following organizations:  American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Financial Management Association, Econometric Society, INFORMS, Bachelier Finance Society, AREUEA, and Urban Land Institute.