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Todd Canter

Todd CanterWhen Todd Canter earned an MBA with honors at Cleveland State in 1995, his education helped launch an international career in finance and real estate. He recently said thanks with a $50,000 gift to establish the Todd Canter Real Estate Research Endowment Fund.

Canter serves as the Global Portfolio Strategist for the asset management platform of the National Australia Bank (nabSecurities, LLC). Previously, he worked for LaSalle Investment Management as a global real estate investment manager for 21 years. While at LaSalle, he served as the Global Strategist, Global Head of Product Development and CEO of Asia Pacific.  

He is an active member of the American Real Estate Society, an award-winning author, and has lectured at universities around the world, including Johns Hopkins University, UC Berkeley, Hong Kong University and Nanjing University in Mainland China. Last fall, he was the keynote speaker at the annual real estate conference sponsored by CSU’s Paul J. Everson Real Estate Center in the Monte Ahuja College of Business.

His gift to CSU supports research, lectures, the purchase of data sets, library books and journals, and other activities in the Everson Real Estate Center. He says the gift honors the late Professor James Webb, who co-founded CSU’s real estate center.

“Dr. Webb was my teacher and mentor and he continues to inspire me,” says Canter. “He was a well-known researcher and highly regarded instructor in the field of real estate. He loved mentoring students, faculty and aspiring real estate professionals and co-authored numerous journal articles with students, including me.”

Establishing the Real Estate Center in 1991 was among Dr. Webb’s many contributions to real estate education and research at CSU. The following year, Paul Everson established the Paul J. Everson Scholarship Fund. Their continued association and respect for each other led to the center’s growth.