Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Eli Beracha

Eli Beracha

Director, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

Hollo Research Fellowship

Associate Professor
Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

College of Business
Florida International University

FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S 1100
Miami, FL 33131-3105

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

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD
    University of Kansas

Professional Activities

Dr. Beracha is the director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU, the associate director of publication for the American Real Estate Society and the co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Literature. Since he received his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2007 he has published about 40 academic papers in leading real estate and finance journals, which were presented in many national and international conferences, won “best paper” awards and are regularly cited by the popular press. Recently, Dr. Beracha was awarded the Kinnard Scholar Award, which recognized him as an outstanding real estate scholar in an early stage of an academic career and was ranked #11 in the world (by the Journal of Real Estate Literature) for his real estate academic research productivity. 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 numerous real estate related 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. & Hardin, W. (2018). The Capitalization of School Quality into Renter and Owner Housing.  Real Estate Economics. 46 (1), 85-119.

Beracha, E., Hardin, W. & Skiba, H. (2017). Real Estate Market Segmentation: Hotel as Exemplar.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 56 (2), 252-273.

Beracha, E., Downs, D. & MacKinnon, G. (2017). Are High CAP Rate Properties Better Investment?.  Journal of Portfolio Management. 43 (6), 162-178.

Beracha, E., Johnson, K. & Skiba, A. (2017). Housing Ownership Decision in the Framework of Household Portfolio Choice.  Journal of Real Estate Research. 39 (2), 263-287.

Beracha, E., Downs, D. & MacKinnon, G. (2017). The 4% Rule: Does Real Estate Make a Difference?.  Journal of Property Research. 34 (3), 181-210.

Beracha, E., Below, S. & Skiba, H. (2017). The Impact of Hurricanes on the Selling Price of Coastal Residential Real Estate.  Journal of Housing Research. 26 (2), 157-178.

Beracha, E., Johnson, K. & Skiba, A. (2017). A Revision of the American Dream of Homeownership.  Journal of Housing Research. 26 (1), 1-25.

Beracha, E., Gilbert, B., Kjorstad, T. & Womack, K. (2016). (in press) On the Relation between Local Amenities and House Price Dynamics.  Real Estate Economics.

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

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

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

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

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 Analysts Journal. 65 (3), 14-15.

Beracha, E. & Hirschey, M. (2009). When Will Housing Recover?.  Financial Analysts 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.

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.

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

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