Orange County’s unique tradition of large-scale, master-planned urban development projects have characterized our region for almost half a century. Today, the challenges presented by advances in technology, environmental change, capital and infrastructure needs, housing affordability, diversity and globalization only serve to make the case stronger.
The Center for Real Estate at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business continues to make positive contributions in its missions of education, academic research and meaningful industry outreach to the academic and professional business communities. Professional and student educational programs serve as an important cornerstone of the center’s growth and vitality. Our faculty, students and affiliated professionals share a common interest in furthering understanding of the ways in which we can harness knowledge to create a sustainable urban future. Concerned with the success of the enterprise, the industry, and the “deal,” we consider it imperative to succeed and grow in a manner that is sustainable and in the context of longer-run and broader societal objectives as well as short-term profitability goals. We recognize that technology and innovation are important drivers of change and must be central elements in real estate decision-making.
The Center is also an integral and indispensable component of the program in Real Estate and Urban Development at UCI.
- Matthew Mousavi, Directory, Investment Advisory Group, SRS Real Estate Partners
A Merage School team advanced to the semi-final round of the elite, international 2019 Harvard-MIT Real Estate Case Competition. The team presented their project in Cambridge last month, thanks in large part to a sponsorship from the Center for Real Estate, which is housed at the Merage School.
The Center for Real Estate recently honored several business leaders for their philanthropy and community service to UCI at the Silver Anniversary Awards celebration, inducting the 25th Lifetime Achievement Honoree.
Housing rents fall more rapidly during economic downturns and rise more rapidly during upturns than the data presented in the reports issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to a new study by UCI Paul Merage School of Business Professor Edward Coulson.
The new yardstick is the latest in a long line of attempts to measure inflation better, among them the Billion Prices Project at MIT and Harvard and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Digital Price Index. The economists behind it are … Edward Coulson of the Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine.