Carles Vergara-Alert is Associate Professor of Finance at IESE Business School, where he teaches Corporate Finance and Real Estate courses in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Education Programs.

His research focuses on how frictions in the real estate markets affect the decisions of investors, managers, banks, and households. His research has been published in leading academic journals, such as The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Real Estate Economics and presented in conferences including the AFA, EFA, WFA, and AREUEA annual meetings.

Carles earned his PhD in Business Administration (Finance and Real Estate) from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he earned a B.A. degree and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.

His professional experience includes positions at Allianz Hedge Fund Partners, Allianz, the Center for Innovation in Transport, and the European Investment Bank. He has consulting experience in finance, real estate, civil engineering, energy, pharma, retail, and the public administration.

Link: Curriculum Vitae