Dustin C Jones

Clinical Assistant Professor

Schack Institute of Real Estate

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Dustin Jones is the Academic Director of U.S. Graduate Programs at the Schack Institute of Real Estate in the School of Professional Studies at New York University.  Jones oversees its three graduate programs, including real estate, real estate development and construction management, as well as supervise Schack’s 100+ industry leading adjunct faculty.  Jones teaches graduate level courses in real estate law, transactions and deal structuring, real estate development process, and zoning and entitlements law, as well as seminar courses on smart cities, and real estate technology and innovation.  He also teaches for the continuing and executive education programs here at NYU.

Before joining NYU, Jones was the Director of the Baker Program in Real Estate in the S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.  Prior to his position at Cornell University, Jones was an attorney at the national law firm of Polsinelli with offices in Phoenix and New York with a practice focused on real estate, zoning, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and government affairs.  He also practiced in the Southwest’s leading law firms of Snell & Wilmer and Lewis & Roca.   Jones has served on the boards of many nonprofit and community organizations.

In 2014, Jones was appointed to serve on the advisory board of the Arizona Department of Real Estate by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer; he also served two terms on the African-American Advisory Council for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.   

In 2013, the Phoenix Business Journal honored Jones with the city’s prestigious “Most Admired Leaders” award.  In 2006, Jones received the city’s “Forty Under 40” award.  

Jones received his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1999, and a dual B.A. in Latin American Studies & Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1996.