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2014

How mortgage rates affect car purchases, credit card debt and jobs
Washington Post – 10/9/2014
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Easy credit flows to US landlords as lenders bet on rental market
Reuters – 10/2/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young?
New York Times – 9/16/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

JPMorgan Pulls Back from Mortgage Lending on Foreclosure Worries
Reuters – 7/15/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

Homeownership Equals Stability
New York Times – 7/15/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

Cash Home Sales Soar Across US
Bloomberg – 5/28/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

With Clock Ticking on Mortgage Relief, Homeowners Wonder What’s Ahead
Washington Post – 3/10/2014
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Home Ownership
Columbia Business School No Free Lunch Seminar – 2/25/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

Not All Housing Bubbles Crash Equally
Fortune – 2/3/2014
Professor Shang-Jin Wei

Where Will Young People Live When They’re Old and Gray?
Marketplace – 1/31/2014
Professor Christopher Mayer

The Tale of a House, and an Entire Market
New York Times – 1/25/14
Professor Christopher Mayer

Reverse-Mortgage Rule Changes Draw Professor to the Business
Bloomberg Businessweek – 1/23/14
Professor Christopher Mayer

State Lenders Escape Rules to Put Americans in Homes: Mortgages
Bloomberg News – 1/22/14
Professor Christopher Mayer

Professor Puts Ideas in Practice as Reverse-Mortgage CEO
Bloomberg – 1/18/14
Professor Christopher Mayer

REBIC Hosts National Housing Economist Christopher Mayer at Jan. 23 Forum
Charlotte Business Journal – 1/15/14
Professor Christopher Mayer

2013

Mortgage Program Pans Out
Wall Street Journal – 12/31/13
Professor Christopher Mayer

Mortgage Rates to Rise, but Not Because of Tapering
MSN – 12/19/13
Professor Christopher Mayer

Decent Year for Housing Ahead?
CNBC – 12/18/13
Professor Christopher Mayer

Nightly Business Report
CNBC – 12/18/13
Professor Christopher Mayer

What to Expect from REITs in 2014
Investopedia – 12/16/13
Professor Christopher Mayer

Beijing to Make It Easier to Bet the Farm
Wall Street Journal – 11/22/2013
Professor Shang-Jin Wei

Private Equity Funds Barely Worth It: Study
CNBC – 11/12/2013
Professors Morten Sorensen and Neng Wang

Average Private-Equity Investor Merely Breaks Even, Study Claims
Barron’s – 11/11/2013
Professors Morten Sorensen and Neng Wang

Wall Street Figured out How to Securitize Your Rent. Should You Worry?
Wall Street Journal – 11/8/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Capitalizing on the Public-Private Partnership
PrivcapRE – 10/24/2013
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

Another Housing Bubble? Real Estate Expert Says “No”
The Motley Fool – 10/12/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Carrying Debt After Retirement
New York Times – 9/26/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Valuing Private Equity: Video and Presentation
Columbia Business School No Free Lunch Seminar – 9/17/2013
Professor Neng Wang

Mortgage Refinance Slowdown Leads to Bank Layoffs
Marketplace – 9/10/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Tighter Rules Will Make It Harder to Get a Reverse Mortgage
New York Times – 9/6/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Will The New Fed Chief Revive Housing?
Fox Business – 8/21/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Report: Half of All Home Purchases Paid for with Cash
Marketplace – 8/15/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Foreclosures Are Down, but the Housing Market Isn't Quite Moving Yet
Marketplace Morning Report – 8/15/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Obama Introduces a New Game: Fake Bipartisanship
CNN Money – 8/14/2013
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

More Fraud Evidence Tilts the Crisis Narrative
Columbia Journalism Review – 8/12/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

American Dream Slipping as Homeownership at 18-Year Low
Bloomberg – 7/30/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

The Perverse Effects of Rent Regulation
New York Times – 7/23/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Married to the Mortgage
The Economist – 7/13/2013
Professor Shang-Jin Wei

Rules for Reverse Mortgages May Become More Restrictive
New York Times – 7/12/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

People with Bad Math Skills Are More Likely to Wind Up in Foreclosure
Business Insider – 6/27/2013
Professor Stephan Meier

Math-Challenged Americans More Likely to End Up in Foreclosure
NBC News – 6/24/2013
Professor Stephan Meier

Home Buyers with Good Credit Have Many Options
CNBC Closing Bell – 6/14/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Many Would-Be First-Time Homebuyers Fear Taking the Plunge
Marketplace Radio – 6/4/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

New York’s New Billionaire Street
Marketplace Morning Report – 6/4/2013
Professor Lynne Sagalyn

Sustainable Recovery in Housing?
CNBC – 5/28/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Market-Return Research Wins 2013 AQR Insight Award
Wall Street Journal – 5/20/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Piskorski Receives 2013 AQR Insight Distinguished Paper Award
Business School News – 5/20/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Home Prices Rebound
NPR – 5/1/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Real Estate Déjà Vu
New York Magazine – 4/12/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Private-Label RMBS Fraud Ran Rampant Before Market Crash, but Who Is Guilty?
Housingwire – 4/10/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Rental Investment May Seem Safer Than It Really Is
New York Times – 03/29/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Cash Course in Housing Economics
Wall Street Journal – 3/2/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Study Confirms Widespread Mortgage Fraud
CBS Money Watch – 2/22/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

New Paper Sheds Light on Extent of Housing Bubble Fraud
Wall Street Journal – 2/20/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Bubbles and Fraud: A Smoking Gun?
Economist – 2/19/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Housing Taking a Turn to the Upside?
Fox Business – 1/25/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Sagalyn Presents Research on Cities as Entertainment Centers Business School News – 1/25/2013
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

In Deal, Bank of America Extends Retreat From Mortgages
New York Times – 1/7/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Big Banks Settle Mortgage Hangover
Wall Street Journal – 1/7/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Bank of America Puts to Bed Claims from Housing Crisis, While Retreating from Market
Washington Post – 1/7/2013
Professor Christopher Mayer

Lessons Learned from HAMP
Housing Wire Magazine – 1/2013
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

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2012

Groundbreaking on $15 Billion Hudson Yards Project in Manhattan Begins
Daily Mail – 12/4/2012
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

Business Schools See the Value of Lessons in Real Estate
Financial Times – 11/26/2012
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

American Daydream
HERMES – 11/26/2012
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn and Professor Christopher Mayer

Why Freddie Mac Resisted Refis
ProPublica – 10/25/12
Professor Christopher Mayer

New Film Captures WTC Redevelopment Battle
New York Post – 10/17/2012
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

US Housing Policy Experts Say GSE Reform Will Have To Wait
MNI – 10/2/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Mortgage Finance System Overhaul Way Down the Road
The Hill – 10/2/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

On the House: U.S. Approach to Easing Foreclosures a Disappointment
Philadelphia Inquirer – September 23, 2012
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Mortgage Servicers Dropped the Ball, Study Says
Chicago Tribune – 9/20/2012
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Special Servicers: Answer to Mortgage Industry Woes?
CBS News – 9/20/2012
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Did Bank Delays Cause 800,000 Foreclosures?
MSN Money – 9/17/2012

Study: Home Modification Program Falls Short
CBS News – 9/13/2012
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Foreclosure Fail: Study Pins Blame on Big Banks
ProPublica – 9/12/2012
See also related coverage from Huffington Post, the Atlantic (also featured on Yahoo), and the Consumerist.

Can the Middle Class Thrive Without Home Ownership?
Fortune – 9/11/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Help for New Jersey's Mortgage Crisis?
NJ Spotlight – 9/11/2012

Paper: Why Obama’s Loan Modification Program Fell Short
Wall Street Journal – 9/5/2012
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Putting Numbers to HAMP's Limited Impact
Bloomberg Businessweek – 8/31/2012
Professor Tomasz Piskorski

The Perils and Promise of Public-Private Partnerships
National Development Council – 08/6/2012
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

The Raft for an Underwater Housing Market
MN2020 Hindsight – 7/31/2012

Hasty Loan Denials of HARP Refinance Applications Mislead Thousands of Discouraged Underwater Homeowners
PR Web – 7/24/2012

A Neighborhood’s Comeback
Wall Street Journal – 07/18/2012
Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn

Expanding Refinances Could Save Billions for Homeowners
Center for Responsible Lending – 6/27/2012

Housing Market Crawls Back
Wall Street Journal – 5/29/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Principal Reductions Won’t Solve the Mortgage Mess
Bloomberg – 5/17/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Potential Broad-Based Refi Plan Aims To Level Playing Field; Increase Home Prices
Mortgage News Daily – 5/9/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

HUD: 750,000 Borrowers Helped with Obama Refi Plan
MarketWatch – 5/8/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

More Refinance Help on Horizon for Fannie, Freddie Homeowners?
US News and World Report – 4/25/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Two Democratic Senators Push to Streamline, Speed Refinancing Process
The Hill – 4/25/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Continued Job Growth Will Help Housing Industry
NPR – 4/23/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Did the White House Use ‘Fuzzy Math’ on the Bailout? Not Really.
Washington Post – 4/20/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

When Homeowners Refinance, It’s Good for Business
Boston Globe – 4/20/2012 (registration required)
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Experts Discuss Housing Crisis, Solutions
Columbia Business School – 4/10/2012
Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Professor Christopher Mayer

Is Mortgage-Debt Forgiveness Worth the ‘Moral Hazard’?
Wall Street Journal – 4/2/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Rents Keep Rising, Even as Housing Prices Fall
New York Times – 2/24/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

States Negotiate $26 Billion Agreement for Homeowners
New York Times – 2/8/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners
National Public Radio – 1/30/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Treasury Investigates Freddie Mac Investment
The New York Times – 1/30/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Obama Answers Bernanke Plea With Refinancing Plan: Mortgages
Bloomberg Business Week – 1/25/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

A New Stimulus: Have Wall Street bail out Main Street
CNN Money – 1/18/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Time to Consider Mass Mortgage Refinancings
The Washington Post – 1/17/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

Remodeling Homeowner Incentives: A Plan to Revive the Housing Market by Replacing Mortgage Interest Deductions with Tax Credits
The Huffington Post – 1/17/2012
Professor Christopher Mayer

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2011

Obama Administration Expands Mortgage Assistance Program
The Takeaway – 10/25/2011
Professor Christopher Mayer

Refinancing Revamp Planned
SmartMoney – 10/24/2011

How Much Would Mass Refinancing Do for the Economy?
The Washington Post – 10/19/2011
Dean Glenn Hubbard

Steven Pearlstein: How about Refi.gov?
The Washington Post – 9/17/2011
Professor Christopher Mayer

How Mortgage Refinancing Could Help Spur Economy
National Public Radio – 9/7/2011
Professor Christopher Mayer

How To Save The Housing Market: Destroy Houses
Time Magazine – 9/7/2011

Mortgage Refinancing Could Jumpstart Economy
Wall Street Journal video – 8/28/2011
Dean Glenn Hubbard

Obama Considers New Housing Solutions
National Public Radio – 8/27/2011
Professor Christopher Mayer

One Final Bailout That Still May Happen
U.S. News & World Report – 8/26/2011

U.S. May Back Refinance Plan for Mortgages
New York Times – 8/24/2011
Professor Christopher Mayer

Can housing policy be an effective stimulus?
The Washington Post – 8/23/2011
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Banks Block Obama's Mortgage Stimulus Plan
Bloomberg – 8/16/2011
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Low Rates Alone Not Seen Reviving Housing Market
National Public Radio – 8/15/2011
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Housing Speculation (Video)
Columbia Business School No Free Lunch Seminar – 3/1/2011
Professor Christopher Mayer

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2010

The Economics of Hedge Funds: Video and Presentation
Columbia Business School No Free Lunch Seminar – 11/9/2010
Professor Neng Wang

How Underwater Mortgages Can Float the Economy
New York Times — 9/18/2010
By R. Glenn Hubbard and Christopher Mayer

Debt Forgiveness Key in Plan to Curb Foreclosures
National Public Radio – 3/26/2010
Professor Christopher Mayer

B of A to help underwater homeowners
National Public Radio Marketplace – 3/24/2010
Professor Christopher Mayer

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2009

How to Modify Securitized Mortgages
Seeking Alpha – 3/21/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Obama Housing Fix Too Timid?
Los Angeles Times – 2/27/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

Proposal Is Heavy on Incentives to Modify Loans
Wall Street Journal – 2/19/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

Obama's Savior-Based Housing Plan
U.S. News & World Report – 2/18/2009
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

The Good and Bad in Obama's Foreclosure Plan
The Atlantic – 2/18/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Fixing Foreclosures: Lots Of Plans, Murky Strategy
CNBC – 2/12/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

How to Save the Housing Market
The Atlantic – 2/4/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

Beyond the Age of Leverage: New Banks Must Arise
Financial Times – 2/2/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

Are 4% Mortgages the Answer?
Time Magazine Blog – 2/2/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

Fixing Foreclosures: 'How Far Are We Going to Go?'
CNBC – 1/23/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

Mortgage Crisis: Will Loan Mods Bring Relief?
BusinessWeek – 1/23/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Obama Has No Quick Fix for Banks
New York Times – 1/20/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer

More Thoughts on How to Fix the Housing Crisis
Time Magazine Blog – 1/15/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Columbia Profs Tackle Loan Mods
HousingWire – 1/12/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Loan Servicers Should Get Incentives to Modify Mortgages, Experts Say
Los Angeles Times – 1/11/2009

Why Servicers Matter (Audio)
WNYC – 1/8/2009

FDIC Loan Plan Called Too Expensive
San Diego Source – 1/7/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Columbia Profs: Incentivize Servicers to Modify Mortgages
Los Angeles Times Blog – 1/7/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

Pay Lenders to Stem Foreclosures: Report
Reuters – 1/7/2009
Professor Christopher Mayer, Professor Tomasz Piskorski

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2008

New York, Boston Prices Expected to Fall Further
Wall Street Journal – 12/31/2008
Professor Christopher Mayer

Low-Interest Mortgages Are the Answer
Wall Street Journal – 12/17/2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

New $3 Trillion Bailout Is Coming to the Masses
Bloomberg – 12/15/2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Obama Team Boosts Paulson Proposal to Spur U.S. Home Purchases
Bloomberg – 12/12/2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Mortgage Finance Officials Defend Actions on Risky Loans
Voice of America – 12/10/2008
Professor Charles Calomoris

Washington’s New Tack: Helping Homeowners
The New York Times – 12/4/2008
Professor Christopher Mayer

U.S. Eyes Plan to Lift Home Sales
Wall Street Journal – 12/4/2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

Treasury’s 4.5 Percent Mortgage Plan Analyzed
NPR’s All Things Considered – 12/4/2008
Professor Christopher Mayer

A New Proposal to Lower Mortgage Rates
American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report – 12/4/2008
Professor Christopher Mayer

Treasury Weighs Plan To Cut U.S. Mortgage Rates
NPR’s Morning Edition – 12/4/2008
Professor Christopher Mayer

Home Builders Make Plea for Federal Aid
Wall Street Journal – 11/24/2008
Professor Christopher Mayer

How Obama can energise the economy
Financial Times – 11/19/2008
By Dean Glenn Hubbard

7 Ways for Obama to Save the Housing Market
U.S. News and World Report – 11/14 2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard

A helping hand to homeowners
The Economist – 10/23/2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

First, Let's Stabilize Home Prices
Wall Street Journal – 10/2/2008
Dean Glenn Hubbard, Professor Christopher Mayer

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Supporters

  • 2/1/14: Real Estate Forum member Richard J. Mack, Law ’93 is Closing profile of the month (The Real Deal).
  • 11/13/13: Real Estate Forum member Glenn Rufrano named head of O’Connor Capital Partners (Commercial Observer).
  • 6/17/13: Former adjunct faculty Robert Lieber to chair ULI New York.
  • 5/6/13: Following Paul Milstein’s example, son Howard Milstein successfully applies private-sector thinking to the business of government with bid process for Tappan Zee Bridge (Crain’s).
  • 4/19/13: Regional Plan Association honors Howard P. Milstein, CBS Real Estate Forum member and MBA Real Estate Advisory Board member, with Lifetime Leadership Award.
  • 2/5/13: Real Estate Forum member and MBA Real Estate Advisory Board member J. Allen Smith shares his perspective on real estate investments (ULI).
  • 12/19/12: Thruway Board Chairman Howard P. Milstein, CBS Real Estate Forum member and MBA Real Estate Advisory Board member, announces contractor approval for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement at a far lower cost than initially estimated.
  • 12/3/12: Real Estate Forum member and MBA Real Estate Advisory Board member J. Allen Smith discusses the fiscal cliff and other current real estate issues on the Closing Bell.
  • 11/27/12: Congratulations to Howard P. Milstein, Real Estate Forum member and MBA Real Estate Advisory Board member, for being recognized as Donor of the Day by the Wall Street Journal for generously aiding more than 2,000 first responders who were impacted by Sandy.

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