Real Estate




The Health of the Housing Market in 25 Big Cities

Wallet Hub – The purchase of a new home is one of the largest financial transactions most Americans make during their lifetime. And for that reason, the decision should be treated with careful consideration and thorough planning. For additional insight into home-ownership, we asked a panel of real-estate experts to weigh in on the subject and offer their advice.

 


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Research Scholar: Professor John Clapp

UConn Professor John Clapp, of West Hartford, Named Kinnard Distinguished Research Scholar

Hartford Courant – UConn Professor John Clapp, who has been recognized as one of the top real estate researchers in the world, has been named the first Kinnard Distinguished Research Scholar in the business school’s Center for Real Estate.


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John Clapp Named Kinnard Distinguished Research Scholar

UConn Professor John Clapp, who has been recognized as one of the top real estate researchers in the world, has been named the first Kinnard Distinguished Research Scholar in the business school’s Center for Real Estate.

Clapp is a long-time professor of real estate and finance at the UConn School of Business. His areas of expertise include real estate and retail markets, housing price indices, location of anchor stores, option to redevelopment and Connecticut housing.Continue Reading


Darden’s Real Estate Play

Marketplace – Eaten at the Olive Garden lately? You probably thought more about the bread sticks than who owns the building — fair enough. However, Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden, Long Horn Steakhouse and some other chains, announced Tuesday that it’s going to spin off its real estate into something called a REIT — a real estate investment trust — and then lease the properties back.


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50 Years of Excellence

UConn Center for Real Estate 50th Anniversary Gala

Gala Evening Celebrates Accomplishments of UConn’s Prestigious Real Estate Program

Some 300 people—from real estate legends to revered faculty to soon-to-be graduates—filled the Rome Ballroom on the Storrs campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.

The tight-knit commercial real estate community came out to laude the program’s accomplishments, honor those who have shaped its success, reminisce about the growth of the program over the decades, and to look enthusiastically toward the future.

The UConn Real Estate program has long been regarded as one of the best in the country. Director John Glascock announced that the program’s Advisory Council has secured $2 million in endowed funds for the program during the last four years. At the dinner it was announced that an endowed scholar position would be created in honor of William Kinnard, the first director of the Center. Long-time Professor John Clapp will be named as The William N. Kinnard Research Scholar. Continue Reading


Real Estate: The Practical Approach

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Dave Reilly, former CEO of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, one of the most prestigious firms of its kind in the world, instructs UConn students in a course he initiated, called “Real Estate: A Practical Approach.”

International Real Estate Moguls Share High-Stakes Tactics with UConn Protégé

As the CEO of one of the largest real estate advisory firms in the world, David J. Reilly has plenty to keep him busy.

His company, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, is immersed in the development of the much-anticipated Fan Pier—an upscale, 21-acre office, retail, residential and restaurant complex along Boston Harbor.

But despite his many commitments, the man at the helm of a $44 billion, Hartford-based real-estate empire, along with three members of the company’s executive team, devotes one evening a week to teach a realistic, challenging and pragmatic course to UConn real estate students.Continue Reading


Academic Symposium

UConn Center for Real Estate 50th Anniversary Academic Symposium

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Studies, the Center hosted an international academic symposium. Attendees included research professors from countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, The Netherlands and Italy as well as top academics from across the United States.

The event held from March 26 through March 28 drew the submission of nearly 60 papers, from which 14 were presented. The process was very competitive, which was evident in the conference through spirited research and lively and engaging debate.

The Center would like to thank C.F. Sirmans and Dean Gatzlaff of Florida State University, and David Ling and Wayne Archer of the University of Florida for paving the way and allowing the Center to step in and hold the conference that would annually take place within their institutions. This group also promoted the conference and ensured the successful attendance. We also thank the UConn Center symposium committee of John Clapp, Jeff Cohen, John Glascock and Steve Ross. A special thanks and appreciation to John Harding for direction and guidance through out the symposium planning.


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