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Irene Z. McFarland, MBA

Specialist Professor

Economics, Finance, and Real Estate
Bey Hall 235

Irene Z. McFarland, MBA

Irene McFarland, MBA, is Specialist Professor of the Kislak Real Estate Institute and the Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate. She teaches Principles of Finance, Introduction to Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, Investment & Taxation, and Real Estate Competitions.

McFarland began her career in finance and business management in the technology sector after receiving her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, and then began specializing in real estate after receiving her MBA in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has held executive positions at prominent financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Chemical Bank, and Prudential (PGIM Real Estate). Her experience includes real estate investment banking and advisory, asset management, capital markets, investment management, risk management, and workouts. She has executed several billion dollars in transactions in both domestic and foreign markets. Later in her career Ms. McFarland founded McFarland Properties Inc, which was recently merged with RS Development, a combined, family-run, entrepreneurial real estate development and investment firm. McFarland has been consultant to financial service firms and has served as trustee or advisory board member for New Jersey-based organizations, including a start-up bank.

McFarland was previously a part-time Lecturer at The Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers University, where she taught a course in Real Estate Finance & Investment Analysis.


MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

BSBA, Bucknell University