Steve Bisbee

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Adjunct Instructor

Department Risk Management

Phone Number 814-865-4172
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Steve has 20 years of finance and real estate expertise specializing in student housing and multifamily property acquisition, management, and development.


My core focus is multifamily housing. As a full time owner, manager, and investor, I wake up everyday seeking to better understand the capital markets, customer trends, and operational efficiencies within this exciting asset class. This research direct informs my teaching style and the topics and techniques I use to instruct each class. I love this dynamic industry and attempt to convey that passion to every student I have the opportunity to serve.


MBA, Real Estate, Penn State University, 2006

BS, Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Courses Taught

RM 497 – Special Topics (2)
Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.

This course exposes students to the real estate development process, emphasizing property analysis and deal execution, as well as marketing, management, zoning, and financing. Course lectures will include a variety of speakers that will cover various aspects of the development process. Material covered in their presentations will be critical to successful completion of the semester research project.The course will include discussions and presentations of development types including, but not limited to Office, Retail, Hotel, Residential, and Warehouse/industrial. Students will work in groups on a semester project to select a site, conduct research, and prepare an appropriate development plan. The project development plan will include a market analysis, project design (including construction costs and preliminary design), and a cash flow pro forma (including financing) to demonstrate the projects feasibility.