Arthur Segel is the Poorvu Family Professor of Management Practice in the Finance Department at Harvard Business School where he has been writing cases and teaching the Real Property Asset Management course since 1996. He is an honors graduate of Harvard College (1973) and Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (1975). At Harvard Business School, Professor Segel has written extensively in the areas of securitization, sustainability, and globalization. He has assisted new faculty in creating courses, such as, executive education; emerging markets; development, design and construction; affordable housing; urbanization and infrastructure.
Mr. Segel was a co-founder and co-owner (1982-2001) of TA Associates Realty, a large private equity real estate development and investment advisory firm specializing in commercial and multi-family real estate in over thirty markets in the United States and Canada. Prior to TA Associates Realty, he worked as a Vice President at Boston Properties and as Deputy for Finance and Administration at Massport under Governor Michael S. Dukakis. In 2005, he helped fund and serves as chair of the Advisory Committee of Xander Funds, a real estate private equity firm in India. Also in 2005, he co-founded The Tobin Project, a non-profit that encourages policy-relevant academic research. In 1998, he was one of the founders of the 21st Century Fund, a non-profit for public education.
Professor Segel serves on the Advisory Committees of High Vista, a Boston-based multi-asset fund; and SRB Corporation, a Boston-based insurance company. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, PREA, NAIOP, a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a board member of Yad Hanadiv in Jerusalem, overseer of the Brookline Foundation and the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, the 2009 Boston co-chair of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and a lifetime trustee of Temple Israel. In 2006, Private Equity Real Estate Journal awarded him one of the 30 most influential players in real estate in the world.