University of Southern California

Robert Bridges
Associate Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804

MRED, University of Southern California; BA, Reed College; B. Arch, Southern California Institute of Architecture


Robert Bridges specializes in real estate feasibility and urban economics. As a consultant, his clients include investment and development firms, and international and domestic investors. His editorials have been published in the Wall Street Journal, and has been cited by the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio, among other outlets. Professor Bridges received USC's Steven Sample Award for Teaching and Marshall's Award for Community. He is a licensed architect who has received awards from the LA Business Council, the Ray Watt Foundation, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute and the American Institute of Architects.


Bridges, R. J. (2012) "Populism in Housing Policy?," Forbes, October 2012.
Bridges, R. J. (2012) "Populism in Housing Policy?," Think USC, October 2012.
Bridges, R. J. (2011) "Your Home is a Lousy Investment," Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2011 (Print/Online).
Bridges, R. J., and Kianmahd, M. (2011) "Cornell Real Estate Review," Cornell University (2011), Lead Article.