Real Estate


There’s One Major Thing Everyone Gets Wrong About Amazon and the Retail Apocalypse

Business Insider – Amazon and the rise of online shopping have been repeatedly blamed for the staggering rate of store closures and bankruptcies disrupting the retail industry in the US.

But e-commerce accounts for only a small fraction of the problems pushing many American retailers to the brink of death, according to Doug Stephens, a retail-industry consultant.


CT at Center of Corporate Relocation Strategy

Hartford Business Journal – Health insurer Aetna’s decision to relocate top-level employees to New York City, while maintaining the bulk of its workforce in Hartford, is part of a nationwide management trend in which companies are increasingly separating their corporate executives from the rest of their workforce.


Are Noisy Airport Flight Paths Discriminatory?

Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

As Fed Reserve Scholar, Professor Cohen Explores Airport Noise, Housing Vacancy Ripple Effects

Jeffrey Cohen, a professor of finance and real estate, served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for four days in May. Continue Reading


Possible Aetna HQ Departure Puts New Focus on Cities

Hartford Courant – Aetna’s decision to look beyond Hartford for its headquarters isn’t complicated, experts say: the company wants young, highly educated workers who live in thriving city environments.

At the moment, that isn’t Hartford, which only recently has picked up the pace of adding downtown apartments and other sought-after urban amenities.

“The first thing is that you have to be in a big enough metro area to attract young people,” John Glascock, director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, said. “GE had some problems with top candidates relocating to southern Connecticut.”


An Exceptional Business Education

The School of Business is experiencing substantial and exciting growth. Our undergraduate majors are ‘red hot’ because they offer the ideal combination of intellectual challenge, career potential and financial reward. Our undergraduate enrollment is up 36 percent since 2012. Continue Reading



Advice for the Class of 2017

Bo Ni '17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Bo Ni ’17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Arrive Early, Stay Late, Put in the Effort to Succeed, Says Commencement Speaker Doug Elliot, President of The Hartford

In a commencement speech laced with solid career advice about hard work and attaining career success, Doug Elliot ’82 mentioned that his life did benefit from a touch of serendipity. Continue Reading




Cushman & Wakefield’s Jared Thal Named University of Connecticut Real Estate Alumni of the Year

citibizlist.com – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Executive Managing Director Jared Thal was awarded “Alumni of the Year” by the University of Connecticut’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, at the university’s Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 27th, 2017.