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Hollo School Professor recognized for multidisciplinary real estate research.

Zhenguo (Len) Lin

(June 10, 2020) Zhenguo (Len) Lin, professor and Hollo Research Fellow at the Hollo School of Real Estate, has received the 2020 Graaskamp Award for 2020 from the American Real Estate Society (ARES). The Graaskamp Award recognizes extraordinary iconoclastic thought and/or action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate.

Lin is a previous winner of the ARES Kinnard Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding real estate scholarship in the early stage of a real estate career. He was ranked No. 2 globally for 2015-2019 for real estate research by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.

Lin’s research is mainly focused on pricing illiquidity of private assets, mortgage markets, and housing market dynamics. It has been cited by Federal Reserve, Department of the Treasury, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and National Affairs. His work has also appeared on several financial media outlets, including MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal-Smart Money, Yahoo Finance, Fox Business News, and the South Florida Business Journal.

His research “Spillover Effects of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Property Values,” which appeared in the 2009 the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, has proven invaluable in predicting the recent housing crisis. The paper has been heavily cited by over 360 academic studies. It has also garnered much recognition outside of the academic community, including citation by former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in his speech at the Global Financial Literacy Summit on June 17, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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