Rocket Fuel

graduate: Faculty

Lawrence A. Souza, CCIM, RICS, CRE
Title:
Adjunct Professor, Finance
Department:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6500

Mr. Souza has 22 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to Johnson Souza Group, Inc., and New York Life Insurance Company/NYLIFE Securities LLC, Mr. Souza worked for Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) as Managing Director -- Index Services; Chief Economist -- Managing Director with Global Real Analytics (GRA); and Investment Advisor for Quantum Financial Network (QFN).

 

Mr. Souza is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor, and licensed California insurance agent. He has been an investment advisor and commercial real estate broker, providing economic and investment consulting services to retail and institutional real estate investors. He has also held senior positions in strategic portfolio research and analysis with BRE Properties, Metric Realty Advisors, Mellon-McMahan/MacFarlane Partners, Norris/Beggs & Simpson and Grubb & Ellis. Mr. Souza holds graduate degrees in several fields including: finance, economics, public administration, information systems and political science. He has taught at the college level for the past 15 years.

COURSES TAUGHT

FI 340
Investments

EDUCATION

  • DBA (corporate finance/real estate management), Golden Gate University -- Expected 2014

  • MA (Political Science), San Francisco State University

  • MS (Information Systems), University of San Francisco

  • MS (Finance), Golden Gate University

  • MPA (Public Finance and Housing), San Francisco State University

  • MA (Applied Economics), San Francisco State University

  • BS (Business Administration), San Francisco State University

  • BA (economics), San Francisco State University

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011 to 2012: Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company

2009 to 2012: Principal, Johnson/Souza Group, Inc.

2006 to 2009: Managing Director – Index Services, Charles Schwab Investment Management

2003 to 2006: Principal, Johnson/Souza Group, Inc.

1996 to 2003: Director of Research, BRE Properties, Inc.

1995 to 1996: Market and Financial Analyst, Metric Realty Advisors, Inc.

1992 to 1995: Senior Market Analyst, Mellon/McMahan

1990 to 1992: Office Market Research Analyst, Norris, Beggs & Simpson

1989 to 1990: Research Director, Grubb & Ellis

2002 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

2012: Visiting Assistant Professor, REALTOR® University

2005 - 2007: California State University East Bay

2004: Adjunct Professor, University of Santa Clara

1996 - 2000: Adjunct Professor San Francisco State University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Realtor)

  • Licensed General Securities Representative: Series #7

  • Licensed Uniformed Combined State Law: Series #66 Investment Advisor

  • Licensed California State Life Insurance Agent

  • Certified Estate Advisor

  • San Francisco, California, National Association of Realtors

  • Counselors of Real Estate

  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

  • Homer Hoyt Institute

  • Institute of Real Estate Management

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, Golden Gate University, 2013