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Areas of Research

“Home Ownership” No Free Lunch Seminar with Professor Christopher Mayer, February 2014.

Areas of Research & Expertise

Faculty/Affiliate

Housing Markets & Finance
The dynamics of supply and demand that create the U.S. housing markets. Demographic trends, housing construction and costs, mortgage finance process, and secondary mortgage market.

Christopher J. Mayer
Tomasz Piskorski

Real Estate Finance/Securitization
Financial products used to finance real property. Strategies and structures of financial products.

Christopher J. Mayer
Tomasz Piskorski
Lynne B. Sagalyn
Neng Wang

Real Estate Development/Land Use Policy
Real estate development process and practical applications of design, construction, and finance in developing real estate.

M. Leanne Lachman
Lynne B. Sagalyn

Real Estate Investment Strategy
The variety of forms of value creation in global real estate; development, investment management, and strategy. Economic, financial, institutional dynamics that constrain actors and organizations in the real estate business.

M. Leanne Lachman
Christopher J. Mayer
Lynne B. Sagalyn
Neng Wang

REITs
Public and private real estate investment trusts.

M. Leanne Lachman
Christopher J. Mayer
Lynne B. Sagalyn

Real Estate Public Development Finance & Urban Development Politics
The role of local actors in real estate development. The economics and role of government in financing real estate development.
 

Jonah Rockoff
Lynne B. Sagalyn

Real Estate Markets and Regulation
Integration of real estate finance and the global capital markets, including regulation of such markets.
 

Christopher J. Mayer
Tomasz Piskorski

Demographics
Exploring demographic trends and the impact of such trends on real estate markets.  Issues such as demand for workforce housing and the expansion of midsized communities.

M. Leanne Lachman

Social Enterprise and Policy
The economics of education.  Determinants of property taxation and expenditure in local public school districts, the impact of teachers on student achievement, and measuring the effectiveness of educational policies such as charter schools and school accountability systems.

Jonah Rockoff