Dr. J. Reid Cummings
Director


Education
 
  • DBA, Honors - Kennesaw State University
  • MBA, Honors - University of Mobile
  • BA - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards
 
  • Professor of the Year, Mitchell College of Business, 2016
  • Practitioner’s Research Award, American Real Estate Society, 2015
  • University Scholar, Kennesaw State University, 2014
  • Practitioner’s Research Award, American Real Estate Society, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Business Research, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Business Research, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Business Research, 2011
  • Realtor of the Year, Mobile Area Association of Realtors, 2001
  • Golden “R” Award, Alabama Association of Realtors, 2000

Bio
 

From 1982­-2013, Dr. Cummings worked in real estate development, leasing, management, brokerage, financial consulting, mortgage lending, and construction services, completing multiple large-scale commercial, residential, and resort development projects throughout the country. He founded and operated numerous companies, including The Cummings Company and The Chamberlin Company, earned real estate brokers’ licenses in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and North Carolina, and holds the CCIM, CSM, ALC, CRB, RML, SFR, CIPS, and CDEI professional designations.

Dr. Cummings is a graduate of Leadership Mobile and The Buckley School for Public Speaking. He is a long-time member, director, and executive leader of the Mobile Area Association of Realtors, serving as its President in 2000. From 1999-2011, he was a Commissioner on the City of Mobile Board of Zoning Adjustment, serving as Chairman from 2003-2011. In 2011, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed Dr. Cummings to the 1st Congressional District Seat on the Alabama Real Estate Commission, reappointing him to a second term in 2016. Also in 2016, Governor Bentley appointed Dr. Cummings to the Advisory Board of the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research based at the University of Alabama. In 2016, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson appointed Dr. Cummings to the Board of Commissioners of the Mobile Housing Authority.

A frequent speaker and presenter, Dr. Cummings has been featured in numerous print, magazine, internet, and television media outlets. He has also presented academic papers, and served as a panelist or discussant at national conferences of the American Real Estate Society, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the Financial Management Association, the Academy of Economics and Finance, and the Academy of Business Research. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate Society and as Case Study Editor for the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education.

He has authored and/or co-authored a number of academic publications, and has multiple manuscripts currently under review. His current research interests include agency and brokerage issues, housing markets, geo-spatial relationships, real estate development, economic development and impact analysis, and Monte Carlo simulation and scenario analysis.


Publications
 

“Wireless Towers and Home Values: An Alternative Valuation Approach Using an Hedonic Spatial Model”
Ermanno Affuso, J. Reid Cummings, Huubinh Le (2017)

“Funding Constraints at Community Banks: A Pre- and Post-2008 Recession Analysis of the Role of FHLB Advances”
John E. Martinez, Robert C. Forrester, and J. Reid Cummings (2017)

"Residential Real Estate Realities after the Financial Crisis: Examining the Effectiveness of Seller-Paid Incentives to Buyers and Agents"
J. Reid Cummings (2015)

"Research Note: Better Tourism Market Analysis by Using Import Gap Analysis"
J. Reid Cummings and Donald R. Epley (2015)

"A Total Requirements View of a Tourism and Hospitality Market is More Accurate than Traditional Location Quotients"
J. Reid Cummings and Donald R. Epley (2014)

"A National Profile of the Real Estate Industry and the Appraisal Profession"
J. Reid Cummings and Donald R. Epley (2013)

"A Solution to Fulfill the Underwriter’s Constant Need for Accurate Property Valuations: A True Sales Price"
J. Reid Cummings and Donald R. Epley (2012)


Manuscripts Under Review
 

The External Cost of Asbestos in Housing
Ermanno Affuso, J. Reid Cummings, Huubinh Le

Motivating Real Estate Investment by Offering Seller-Paid Sales Incentives to Buyers and Agents
J. Reid Cummings, Gabriel G. Ramirez, Divesh S. Sharma, and Kyre D. Lahtinen

Funding Constraints at Community Banks and the Use of FHLB Lending: A Panel Data Analysis
John E. Martinez, Robert C. Forrester, and J. Reid Cummings 

Rural Bank Liquidity: Community Banks’ Use of FHLB Lending
Robert C. Forrester, John E. Martinez, and J. Reid Cummings

“Motivating Capital Investment by Using the Audit Process to Increase Financial Transparency”
J. Reid Cummings, Gabriel G. Ramirez, Divesh S. Sharma, and Kyre D. Lahtinen

“On Effecting Real Estate Licensing Authority Policy Changes Requiring Reporting of Real Estate License Test Examinees' and Education Providers' Pass-Fail Rates”
J. Reid Cummings, Kyre D. Lahtinen, and Kenneth Hunsader