September 29 - October 1, 2005
The MIT Center for Real Estate hosted its Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend 2005 from September 29 through October 1. The theme for the weekend was real estate theory versus practice.
As part of MIT/CRE’s global initiative, several Forums on Issues and Innovations in Real Estate (FIRE) have been held in China. These events are designed to engage and communicate with members of the real estate industry, and to provide a forum for MIT/CRE partners to focus on topics of particular local interest.
AACRE & NEWIRE Symposium — Big Dig Impact on Prices
Park Effect and Transportion effect impact real estate prices of properties adjoining the Big Dig. Download article. (pdf, 28K)
Professor William Wheaton covers the Denver Market
Prof. Wheaton gives introductory talk at Colorado University's annual Real Estate Conference. Download presentation. (pdf, 336K)
At the MIT Center for Real Estate, Acquiring Minds Want to Know
A good gut. A quick trigger-finger. And the ability to dance.
Those are among the characteristics that make a good real estate acquisitions professional, according to two Boston-based pros in the field: M. Wister Wood, VP of Acquisitions at Beacon Capital Partners, and Ken McCall, President and CEO of Paradigm Properties. Download full article. (pdf, 24K)
Real Estate and the Political Process
On September 30, MIT's Center for Real Estate hosted a special program called "Real Estate and the Political Process." It might just as aptly have been called "All Real Estate is Local," because that was one of the most consistent messages to emerge from the day's discussions with the distinguished participants. Download full article. (pdf, 28K)
2 Bedrooms, Fewer Kids; 2 Cars but Just 1 Garage
A New Jersey town that until recently had a distinctly rural character and proved, as a result, attractive for new residential development has decided to try to limit the number of kids coming to the town. Download full article. (pdf, 20K)
The recent business-led recession has led to a sharp contraction in demand for office and industrial space nationwide, but according to MIT economist William Wheaton, California shows bright spots.
Introducing MIT/CRE's twentieth class of MSRED students, who are planning to enroll in August 2003.
Although the team did not win the ULI-Hines Competition, they still believe strongly in the effectiveness of process they conceived.
Fisher, who will be Assistant Professor of Real Estate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has broad interests in finance and economics.
Housing economist Henry Pollakowski's findings show that the only benefits from New York City rent regulation go to wealthier parts of the city.
The final winner will be chosen April 24 from semi-finalist teams from MIT, Harvard, USC and the University of Pennsylvania.
Economist William Wheaton described real estate markets as weak but not dangerously so when he spoke to the Real Estate Roundtable in January.
Finance Professor David Geltner will take the reins of MIT|CRE in July. He will also assume some additional administrative functions since the office of Chairman will disappear.
Patrick Campbell was honored for his role in creating Thornburgh Station, a Gateway to the New Ohio Canalway Recreational Area outside Cleveland, Ohio. Phase 1 of the mixed-use project was completed in the summer of 2002.
Speakers at the Fall symposium — House Poor: The High Cost of Housing — agreed that regulatory barriers make it difficult to meet housing demand. The solution was less clear.
The MIT/Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce that Professor David Geltner will join its faculty beginning with the fall term. He will assume responsibility for the finance portion of the coursework leading to the Master's degree in Real Estate Development.