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George A. Overstreet

Professor
Director, Center for Growth Enterprises
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
360 Rouss & Robertson Halls
40 South Lawn
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Huebner Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Finance, University of Alabama
M.A., Finance and Insurance, University of Alabama
B.B.A., M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Biography
Professor Overstreet offers courses in corporate financial management and real estate investment and finance. His major research and consulting interests include valuation measurement and management for private firms—particularly those with specialized real assets—and the use of operational research techniques in financial management. His research in credit scoring has received international recognition. Professor Overstreet developed and taught strategic financial planning seminars to more than 1,000 petroleum distributors through the Petroleum Marketing Education Foundation. He has served as academic director of the Consumer Bankers AssociationGraduate School of Bank Management and has taught at numerous banking schools. His consulting and executive education clients include the U.S. Department of Justice; the American Bar Association; the Association of Credit Union League Executives; the Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, and North Carolina Credit Union Leagues; Citicorp; NationsBank; Exxon; Chevron; Mobil; Marathon; Union Oil; Milliken; British Petroleum; and numerous credit unions and private firms. He has served as a board member on several private firms, including two recent University of Virginia start-ups. His portfolio of research includes numerous cases, monographs, and refereed articles that have appeared in the following journals:Journal of Bank ResearchJournal of Retail BankingJournal of Commercial Bank LendingJournal of Risk and InsuranceJournal of Insurance RegulationJournal of Real Estate ResearchCornell QuarterlyCredit Union ExecutiveLong Range PlanningIMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and IndustryJournal of Financial EducationJournal of Case ResearchEuropean Journal of Operations Research; and Journal of the Operational Research Society. Professor Overstreet was inducted into the Raven Society in 2009 and elected to the society’s Governing Council the same year.
COMM 4790: Fundamentals of Real Estate Analysis
Credits: 3
Introductory course forms the background of concepts, tools and techniques. This course details the study and practice of real estate as it draws from a multitude of disciplines including architecture, urban and regional planning, building construction, urban economics, law, and finance. Prerequisites: Fourth-year Commerce standing.
COMM 4791: Real Estate Investment Analysis
Credits: 3
Develops an anlytical framework by which individuals and institutions can make real estate investment and financing decisions. Emphasizes theory, concept building, financial modeling, and practical real estate applications. Uses the case method to illustrate implementation of an analytical framework. Prerequisites: Fourth-year Commerce standing or instructor permission.
COMM 4792: Commercial Real Estate Seminar:Advanced Issues and Fieldwork
Credits: 3
This course addresses advanced, decision related issues within a value based theory of real estate investment and finance. It facilitates development of advanced insight into the analytical techniques and theoretical perspectives most relevant to such decisions. The course exposes students to industry related software programs including Argus and Crystal Ball for analyzing real estate related investment and finance decisions.
COMM 4993: Independent Study in Commerce
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the supervision of a Commerce instructor. A project directly related to business must be submitted to, and approved by, the supervising instructor prior to the Commerce School add date. Students may take COMM 4993 only once. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Commerce standing.
GCOM 7760: Real Estate Investments and Analysis
Credits: 3
Develops an analytical framework by which individuals and institutions can make real estate investment and financing decisions. Emphasizes theory, concept building, financial modeling, and practical real estate applications. Uses the case method to illustrate implementation of an analytical framework. Prerequisite: Restricted to MS in Accounting students.