Eric Sussman is an accounting and real estate expert who focuses on financial reporting and accounting, real estate investment, finance, and management. Professor Sussman has extensive experience as an expert witness and consultant for commercial litigation. He has testified in numerous matters involving corporate financial reporting and disclosure, audit effectiveness, valuation, real estate due diligence, real estate investment trusts (REITs), fiduciary duties, and economic damages analyses.
At UCLA Anderson, Professor Sussman has more than two decades of experience teaching courses on cost/managerial accounting, financial accounting, financial statement analysis, equity valuation, corporate financial reporting, and real estate investment and finance. He is a ten-time winner of the M.B.A. Teaching Excellence Award, a seven-time winner of the FEMBA Teaching Excellence Award, as voted by M.B.A. graduates, and a recipient of numerous other teaching awards and national recognitions.
Professor Sussman has been retained by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service to analyze investment and tax issues related to real estate.
Throughout his teaching career, Professor Sussman has remained active in the real estate industry. As a founding partner of Clear Capital, LLC, a real estate investment firm, he oversees capital, equity, and debt functions, as well as private equity, joint venture, and fund formation activities. Earlier in his career, Professor Sussman worked as an audit manager for PriceWaterhouse. He is the creator of an analytical software tool that measures, evaluates, and reports on the financial accounting and corporate reporting risk for public companies via EDGAR Online.