Who's Who of Top Executives

Isaac F. Megbolugbe, PhD, FRICS

Title: Senior Advisor and Principal
Company: GIVA International, LLC
Location: Swansea, Illinois, United States

Isaac F. Megbolugbe, senior advisor and principal at GIVA International, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate, education, and consulting.

With over 40 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Megbolugbe has excelled as senior advisor and principal at GIVA International, LLC. He began his career with the Kwara State Town Planning Authority. As an assistant professor, he worked at the University of Ibadan from 1983 to 1985, Florida State University from 1985 to 1988, and the American University from 1990 to 1991. He served as senior director of research and development at Fannie Mae from 1992 to 1996 before transitioning to the role of practice leader at PwC from 1996 to 1999. At Fannie Mae, he found success as vice president from 1999 to 2002.  

Dr. Megbolugbe continued his career as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2003. At Johns Hopkins University, he garnered a stellar reputation as a real estate professor and director from 2003 to 2008 and a business and real estate professor from 2008 to 2013. He was active as program director at Ascendant Program Services from 2013 to 2016. At Linneman Associates, LLC, he has established himself as vice president of product and market development since 2014.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Megbolugbe pursued an education at the University of Ibadan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in geography and economics. He continued his academic efforts at Ahmadu Bello University, obtaining a Master of science in urban and regional planning. He concluded his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a Master of Arts in city and regional planning and a PhD in urban and real estate economics and finance.

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Megbolugbe has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He sat on the editorial board of the Journal of Real Estate Research. He was featured in publications on economic and social measurement, real estate economics, finance, economics, and research, housing economics and research, and fixed income.

In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Megbolugbe remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He was a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the American Real Estate Society and was a member of the Land Economics Society, the Nigeria Economics Society, the Society of International Development, the Society of Environment Management and Planning, the African Finance and Economics Association, the International Union for Housing Finance, and the Nigerian Institution of Town Planners. In the immediate future, he intends to finish writing his memoirs.

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