Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Eli Beracha

Eli Beracha

Faculty Director, Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) Program

Associate Professor
Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 208B
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 779-7898
E: eberacha@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD
    University of Kansas

Professional Activities

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.   

Courses Taught

  • Finance Dissertation Preparation
  • Finance Doctoral¬†Independent Study
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Real Estate Invest
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Markets, Institutions and Practices
  • Seminar in International Real Estate

Refereed Journal Articles

Beracha, E. & Downs, D. (2015). Value and Momentum in Commercial Real Estate: A Market-Level Analysis.  Journal of Portfolio Management., 48-61.

Beracha, E. & Seiler, M. (2015). The Effect of Pricing Strategy on Home Selection and Transaction Prices: An Investigation of the Left-Most Digit Effect.  Journal of Housing Research. 24 (2), 147-161.

Beracha, E., Below, S. & Skiba, H. (2015). Land Erosion and Coastal Home Values.  Journal of Real Estate Research. 37 (4), 499-535.

Beracha, E. & Seiler, M. (2014). The Effect of Listing Price Strategy on Residential Home Selection and Ultimate Selling Price.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 49 (2), 237-255.

Beracha, E., Fedinia, M. & Skiba, H. (2014). Culture's Impact on Institutional Investor's Trading Frequency.  International Review of Financial Analysis. 31, 34-47.

Beracha, E. & Skiba, H. (2013). Findings from a Cross-Sectional Housing Risk-Factor Model.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 47 (2), 289-309.

Beracha, E. & Wintoki, J. (2013). Predicting Future Home Price Changes Using Current Google Search Data.  Journal of Real Estate Research. 35 (3), 282-312.

Anderson, C. & Beracha, E. (2012). Frothy Housing Markets and Local Stock-Price Movements.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 45 (2), 326-346.

Beracha, E. & Johnson, K. (2012). Lessons from over 30 Years of Buy versus Rent Decisions: Is the American Dream Always Wise?.  Real Estate Economics. 40 (2), 217-247.

Beracha, E. & Seiler, M. (2012). The Rent versus Buy Decision: Investigating the Needed Property Appreciation Rates to be Indifferent between Renting and Buying Property.  Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education. 15 (2), 71-88.

Beracha, E., Hirschey, M. & Skiba, H. (2012). The Ship Appears to be Turning.  Journal of Housing Research. 21 (2), 261-280.

Anderson, C. & Beracha, E. (2011). Local Comovement in REIT Returns: Implications for Portfolio Performance.  Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. 17 (2), 113-125.

Beracha, E. & Skiba, H. (2011). Momentum in Residential Real Estate.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 43 (3), 299-320.

Anderson, C. & Beracha, E. (2010). Home Price Sensitivity to Capital Market Factors: Analysis of Zip Code Data.  Journal of Real Estate Research. 32 (2), 161-186.

Beracha, E. & Tibbs, S. (2010). A Closer Look at the Value of Tax Benefits for Homeowners.  Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education. 13 (2), 131-140.

Beracha, E. & Hirschey, M. (2009). 'When Will Housing Recover?': Authors' Response.  Financial Analyst Journal. 65 (3), 14-15.

Beracha, E. & Hirschey, M. (2009). When Will Housing Recover?.  Financial Analyst Journal. 65 (2), 36-47.

Beracha, E. (2009). Capitalization of Seller Paid Concessions near the Peak of the Housing Bubble.  Journal of Housing Research. 18 (2), 143-150.

Anderson, C. & Beracha, E. (2008). Robustness of the headquarters city effect on stock returns.  Journal of Financial Research. 31 (3), 271-300.

Beracha, E. & Prati, R. (2008). Capitalization Rate After the Housing Bubble: Irrational Expectations?.  Real Estate Review. 37 (4), 105-118.

Beracha, E. & Prati, R. (2008). How Major Hurricanes Impact Housing Prices and Transaction Volume?.  Real Estate Issues. 33 (1), 45-57.

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