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Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute

FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate named #2 in global ranking.

FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate named #2 in global ranking.

The Hollo School of Real Estate, including its Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, formed in partnership with the Miami Association of Realtors, was ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.

The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings highlight faculty and institutions’ demonstrating achievement in intellectual contributions to the field of real estate research over the last five years.


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Snapshot

Snapshot

Developer Luncheon features Alan Ojeda

The second in a series of Developer Luncheons hosted by the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) drew approximately 90 undergraduates, graduate students and alumni to hear Alan Ojeda, president and CEO of Rilea Group and the developer of 1450 Brickell—a 35-story office building of about 600,000 square feet—and his architect, Bruce Brosch, president, Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc.


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Developers Lunch series kicks off with Michael M. Adler

Developers Lunch series kicks off with Michael M. Adler

The first in the once-a-semester series featured Michael M. Adler, chairman of the Adler Group, a diversified commercial and residential development group.

William Hardin, director of real estate programs in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU), is offering students and graduates an educational forum in which they can move beyond the one-liners to gain true insight into the world of commercial and residential development.


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REAAC gains momentum with clear goals, packed agenda.

REAAC gains momentum with clear goals, packed agenda.

A Miami city planner event. A developer’s panel luncheon co-sponsored with the Florida International University (FIU) Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute.

A session focused on Miami logistics, infrastructure and trade and how they influence the real estate markets.

One look at the Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council (REAAC) calendar of events planned for this year and it’s clear the organization is on a roll.


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Real estate students tour the Miami River on floating classroom.

Real estate students tour the Miami River on floating classroom.

All aboard! The "Miami Lady" tour boat became a floating classroom when Suzanne Hollander, who teaches real estate courses in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU), took 100 undergraduates, graduate students and alumni on an educational real estate tour on the Miami River on November 4th.


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REAAC event focuses on the fine art of real estate development.

REAAC event focuses on the fine art of real estate development.

Founded in 2003 by a group of art dealers, artists and curators, Miami's Wynwood Art District contains more than 70 galleries, museums and collections. On the second Saturday of each month, the neighborhood comes alive with its Art Walk event, during which studios and showrooms open their doors to the public to share art, music and refreshments.


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Contact Us

  • Florida International University
    Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute
    1101 Brickell ave Ste 1100S
    Miami, FL 33131
    O: 305- 779-7898
    F:  305- 779- 9242

Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute

Created through a gift of $500,000 from the Educational Foundation of the Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (RAMB) that was matched with other private sector gifts and by the State of Florida to create an initial $1,000,000 endowment, the Institute bears the name of Jerome Bain - a graduate of Florida International University (FIU) and former president of the Association.

The Institute's goal is to provide premier University-based real estate educational opportunities for industry constituents, to support research focused on real estate transactions and market participants, and to provide opportunities for student and industry interaction.  The Institute also provides support for real estate activities within in the Chapman Graduate School of Business, the Landon Undergraduate School of Business and Florida International University.

Real Estate Education

The Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute works with FIU's Landon Undergraduate School of Business to coordinate a real estate major for undergraduate students. The institute also sponsors seminars, symposia, webinars and conferences on real estate subjects for working professionals. The Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute also acts to support the Chapman Graduate School of Business' Master of Science in International Real Estate program. The Institute and its advisors work to insure that all the Institute's and University's programs reflect the most up-to-date theories and best practices in real estate.

Real Estate Research and Outreach

Research supported by the Institute is both theoretical and applied with a strong focus on solving current industry problems.  The Institute works with the globally recognized faculty in College of Business to provide meaningful analysis and research.  The real estate faculty’s research is published in the highest levels of academic journals and this research is recognized on the global stage.

The Institute builds and maintains extensive industry contacts, beginning with its advisory board of leading real estate professionals in South Florida and extending to industry and academic communities around the world.

For more information, call our office at 305-779-7898.

Real Estate Faculty

William G. Hardin
Tibor and Sheila Hollo Fellow
Director, Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute 
Professor, T&S Hollo School of Real Estate
FIU Downtown on Brickell, S 1000
(305) 779-7905
hardinw@fiu.edu

Dr. Hardin has an extensive publication record in the top real estate journals. His work has been published in Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, International Real Estate Review, Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, Journal of Shopping Center Research, and Assessment Journal. He has also presented his research at major real estate and finance conferences including those of the American Real Estate Society, the Asian Real Estate Society, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the Southern Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.  In a recent article, he was ranked 11th globally in academic real estate research during the 2000-2006 period.

Dr. Hardin is Co-Editor of Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education and is an elected member of the board of directors of the American Real Estate Society.  He is also Director of Publications for the American Real Estate Society.  He also serves on the editorial board of Journal of Real Estate Research and the editorial review board of The Appraisal Journal. Four of his papers have won best manuscript awards at the annual American Real Estate Society meetings.  Dr. Hardin worked in commercial banking and development prior to earning his terminal degree.  Dr. Hardin received his doctorate from Georgia State University.

 

Eli Beracha
Assistant Professor, T&S Hollo School of Real Estate
RB 208B | (305) 779-7898
eberacha@fiu.edu

Dr. Beracha conducts empirical research in the areas of real estate and finance. Since he received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2007 he has published more than 20 academic papers in leading real estate and finance journals such as Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Real Estate Economics, Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Financial Research. Dr. Beracha’s research papers were presented in many national and international conferences, won “best paper” awards and are regularly cited by the popular press.

Dr. Beracha is the managing editor of the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education and is an elected member of the board of directors of the American Real Estate Society. In a recent research survey Dr. Beracha was included in a short “Grand Slam Authors of Real Estate” list comprised of authors who published in all five of the leading real estate journals during the 2000-2012 time period. In addition to Dr. Beracha’s scholarly work, he also has years of practical experience in the area of real estate investments and has served as a consultant for real estate development projects.   


Julia Freybote
Assistant Professor, T&S Hollo School of Real Estate 
RB 208B | (305) 779-7905
jfreybot@fiu.edu 

Dr. Freybote is an assistant professor in the Tibor & Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate at Florida International University. She holds a PhD in real estate from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Her research interests include: institutional investor sentiment and asset pricing in securitized and unsecuritized real estate markets; capital structure of REITs, joint ventures and mergers; sustainable urban development, green buildings and asset pricing in commercial and residential real estate markets; corporate real estate management. Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as Real Estate EconomicsJournal of Real Estate Finance and EconomicsJournal of Real Estate Researchand Journal of Property Research.

Prior to joining FIU, she held a position as assistant professor of real estate finance at Portland State University in Portland, OR. She also taught as senior lecturer at the University of South Africa and as lecturer at Georgia State University. Furthermore, she gained real estate industry experience in corporate real estate advisory and institutional real estate investment prior to joining academia.


Suzanne S Hollander
Visiting Instructor, T&S Hollo School of Real Estate
RB 208 A | (305) 779-7898
Miami, FL 33199
sshollan@fiu.edu 

Suzanne Hollander represents national and international owners with commercial property in Downtown Miami. During the real estate boom in Miami, she was corporate counsel and project developer for a Downtown Miami developer In this role, she directed the entitlement process for the large-scale development projects (50-70 stories each) and also managed government relations, tenant relations, property tax appeals and the filing of condominium documents with the State of Florida.

She provides real estate consulting services to private clients with properties in the City of Miami; has provided real estate consulting services to the City of Miami Beach Office of Real Estate, Housing and Development; and serves as the official representative to the real estate community on behalf of FIU’s Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute.


Zhenguo Lin
Associate Professor, T&S Hollo School of Real Estate
RB 208 A | (305) 779-7905
zlin@fiu.edu 

Dr. Zhenguo (Len) Lin is an Associate Professor and Hollo Research Fellow in the College of Business at Florida International University. He received his PhD from University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research is mainly focused on pricing illiquidity of private assets, mortgage markets and housing market dynamics. His research has been cited by the Federal Reserve, Department of the Treasury, Department of Housing and Urban Development and National Affairs. His work has also appeared on several prestigious financial media outlets, including MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal – Smart Money.

In 2013, Dr. Lin received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, an international recognition for making significant contributions in his field. His recent studies include immigrants and mortgage delinquency as well as racial discrimination in mortgage costs. His work “Spillover Effects of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Property Values”, which appeared in the 2009 Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, has proven invaluable in predicting the recent housing crisis. The paper has been heavily cited by over 185 academic studies. It has also garnered much recognition outside of the academic community - the paper was cited by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in his speech at the Global Financial Literacy Summit on June17, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining the faculty of Florida International University, Dr. Lin was a Professor of Finance and Associate Director of Real Estate and Land Use Institute at California State University, Fullerton. He also taught at Mississippi State University and worked as Sr. Economist at Fannie Mae.


Zhonghua Wu 
Assistant Professor, T&S Hollo School of Real Estate
MARC 235 | (305) 779-7908
wuz@fiu.edu 

Dr. Wu’s research interests include real estate capital markets, commercial property markets, and corporate finance. He has published research articles in the top refereed academic journals includingReal Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Research.  He has also published in Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management.   Dr. Wu has presented research papers at academic conferences such as the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Conference (AREUEA), the American Real Estate Society Meeting (ARES), and the AREUEA International Conference/Asian Real Estate Conference (AsRES).

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wu worked as a research associate for the National Bureau of Statistics in China.  He received his bachelor’s degree in China, his master’s degree from Syracuse University, and his doctorate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Real estate courses are taught by nationally and internationally recognized FIU faculty specializing in real estate and finance. Faculty members are highly published in the top journals in the field, work with industry leaders, and present cutting edge research throughout the world.  In addition, the teaching mission is also enhanced by senior real estate professionals.