CoFES Virtual Guest Lecture: Lynn Lewis


Nov 5, 2020
Lynn M. Lewis is a professional speaker and private investor. She has 37 years of experience in the financial service industry with the last 25 years focusing on firms that specialize in U.S. real estate investment trusts (REIT) and European Property Companies. 

As managing director and a board member of the Green Street Advisors, an independent, premier provider of REIT research known for its proprietary data and analytics, she formulated policy, developed strategy and guided the firm’s revenue growth. She opened the firm’s offices in Dallas and London and built successful teams and businesses serving the U.S. REIT and European Property Companies, respectively. 

Lewis is an expert in issues surrounding volatility in the U.S. stock market and in REIT stocks. She recently participated as one of five industry leaders in a Special Task Force of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), which documented the correlation between REIT stock volatility, the formation of levered Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and presented its findings to the SEC, thus playing an instrumental role in eliminating proposed new levered ETFs. 

An experienced public speaker, Lewis is a guest lecturer at Rice University’s MBA program on the volatility of the U.S. stock market and the legislation responsible for it. She speaks at Rice University’s Economic Conference on the relationship between High Frequency Trading (HFT), ETFs, and stock market volatility. A serious student of global economics with a focus on Russia and the Middle East, Lewis aggressively pursues international learning and active adventure travel with recent immersions in China, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Namibia, Siberia, Iran, Dubai, Oman, and India. 

Lewis currently serves on several boards of directors, including the Dallas Film Society, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and the British Film Institute (BFI) London. Her hobbies include travel, blogging, and being a certified divemaster. She graduated with a BA in drama from the University of Houston.