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Joseph Cahoon

Joseph  Cahoon

Real Estate, Insurance and Business Law

Director, Folsom Institute for Real Estate

MBA, University of Texas at Austin
MS, Community Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program, University of Texas at Austin

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Joseph Cahoon joined the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in January 2014 as the director of the Folsom Institute for Real Estate.  In his role with the Folsom Institute, Cahoon is responsible for leading the Institute's initiatives in academics, research and outreach to the real estate industry to enhance the institute's and students' relationships with alumni and other industry leaders nationally.  In addition to his role with the Folsom Institute, Joseph is an adjunct professor in the Cox School and teaches real estate finance courses for both MBAs and BBAs.

Previously, from 2009 to 2014, Cahoon was the managing director of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin.  Prior to joining UT Austin, Cahoon was with Gables Residential in Dallas, Texas, and was responsible for sourcing and underwriting multifamily and mixed-use acquisition and development opportunities in Dallas.  Before joining Gables in 2006, he was a partner with Champion Partners in Dallas where he focused on value-add office investments.  Prior to attending business school in 2003, Cahoon was a project manager with Century Development in Houston, Texas.


RE 3381 Real Estate Fundamentals
RE 6211 Real Estate Investments
RE 6212 Real Estate Analysis & Strategy