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Mark Levine, PhD, JD
Daniels 387
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Endowed Chair
Mark Levine

Biography at a Glance

Mark Lee Levine is a full professor at the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business. He has been a real estate broker, attorney, investor and professor for more than 40 years, lecturing throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar to China, has written 52 books and more than 300 articles. He has been at the University of Denver for more than 35 years and holds certifications and licenses that include, among others, CCIM, CIPS, CLU, ChFC, CPM, CRB, CRE, CREA, CRS, SRS, GRI, MAI, FRICS, FIABCI, Cert. FIABCI, Emeritus DREI and GAA.

Levine practices law and has traveled as an international delegation leader to dozens of locations throughout the world. He is one of the foremost experts in the U.S. on American and international real estate.



  • PhD, Real Estate, Business, Century University
  • JD, University of Denver School of Law
  • LLM, Tax Law, (Legum Magister), New York University, Law Division
  • PAP, Accounting, Northwestern University School of Management
  • BS, Business and Economics, Colorado State University

Academic Professional Activities

  • Recipient of three Fulbright grants, one to the UAE and two in China. These covered international real estate, among other topics.
  • Published new editions on multiple books, one of which has been published for more than 40 years by the largest real estate/law/tax publisher in the world, Thomson West. The recent texts cover real estate taxation, real estate exchanges and international real estate.
  • Work completed on many international real estate matters, including leading international real estate delegations, speaking internationally, publishing in the field and being named as the dean of Education for the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), etc.

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Grants—two to China and one to Middle East/UAE
  • NAIOP Fellow; University Fellow; Honorary Dean, etc.
  • Cecil Puckett Award from the University of Denver
  • Holder of Mark Lee Levine Endowed Chair, University of Denver

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