Research & Publications

The MIT Center for Real Estate sponsors research by its faculty in numerous areas of real estate including the economics of property markets, the impacts of regulation, and the sources of equity and debt financing. Additional research, in the form of faculty-supervised student thesis work, contributes to a growing inventory of new information. The research program is essential to promoting new knowledge, advancing teaching techniques, and bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Faculty research results are published by the Center as working papers before they appear in professional journals. Selected student theses are also available through the Center. Working papers are disseminated within MIT and to other universities as well as to the industry.

Through its research, MIT/CRE seeks to broaden the understanding of the operation of an industry that represents a quarter of the U.S. gross domestic product.