Yildiray Yildirim is the William Newman Chair Professor in Real Estate Finance and the Director of the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of Business.

His research interests are real estate finance in particular securitization and commercial leasing, credit risk, fixed income securities, inflation modeling, and structured finance. He serves on the editorial board of Real Estate Economics. He is the co-creator of the Jarrow-Yildirim framework for pricing inflation linked securities. His co-authored work on CMBS was patented in 2014. He has taught finance and real estate courses, including real estate finance and investment, real estate capital markets, case studies in real estate investment, fixed income securities, and corporate finance.

Professor Yildirim is a Fellow of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics. He received both his M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Statistics at Cornell University.