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MIT News: Launch of Asia Real Estate Initiative

The Asia Real Estate Initiative (AREI) was approved by the School Council and also the Provost’s Deans’ Group. CRE Research Scientist and Lecturer, Zhengzhen Tan, is appointed as Founding Director

CRE Director and Faculty Present Research at University of Tokyo and Hitotsubashi University in Japan

  April 30, 2018 LAST MONTH, Albert Saiz and David Geltner traveled to Tokyo Japan to present their research with University of Tokyo and Hitotsubashi University in a series of workshops on

MIT Center for Real Estate Researcher Featured in Wall Street Journal

Redfin examines the effect of walkability on housing prices (Photo Credit Lauren Tamaki) Redfin’s Sheharyar Bokhari, a researcher at the MIT Center for Real Estate, has developed a system for

Andrea Chegut and Dennis Frenchman awarded research grant for Real Estate For Entrepreneurship project

DUSP, CRE, and STL Lab award $1.1 million in second round of faculty research funding Nine grants awarded to MIT faculty and researchers. The Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate

Commercial Building Capital Consumption in the US

David Geltner Sheharyar Bokhari Abstract: This report presents the findings of an analysis of the nature and magnitude of capital consumption in commercial property structures in the United States. Capital

On the Cost of Building “Green”

“Green” construction is gaining in popular market awareness, with 13% of the United States commercial office stock now certified by LEED and/or ENERGY STAR. It has become common knowledge that

MIT Center for Real Estate and Buildzoom announce a new set of Residential Construction & Remodeling Indices

NEW EYE ON HOUSING AND THE ECONOMY: A New Set of Residential Construction and Remodeling Indices Although New Home Construction Remains Far Below its PreCrisis Level, Remodeling of Existing Homes a Strong Indicator of

Winning women Study: Fielding more female candidates helps political parties gain votes.

“When you force a party to field more women, they gain votes,” says Albert Saiz, the Daniel Rose Professor of Urban Economics and Real Estate in MIT’s Department of Urban