FIU Business has been ranked No.1 globally for real estate research productivity by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
It’s the fourth time FIU Business has been first internationally in the Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings, which highlight contributions to the field of real estate research, and again surpassed the well-known National University of Singapore for the top spot.
The just-released rankings reflect articles contained in the top three top three peer-reviewed real estate journals: The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, and Real Estate Economics – from 2019-2023. During that period, FIU’s real estate faculty members had 56 contributions.
“The fact that we hold the No. 1 position for the fourth consecutive year shows the consistency of our outperformance,” said Eli Beracha, director of the FIU Business Hollo School of Real Estate. “We have four faculty that are ranked individually as the top 10 researchers in the world, which shows the depth of our department.”
FIU Business faculty outranked those of established programs including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Florida State University, Cornell University, and University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Hollo School of Real Estate professor Zhenguo Lin, who published 14 articles, was ranked No. 2 in the REAL Author Rankings. Beracha, assistant professor Walter D’Lima and FIU Business dean William Hardin – with 9 articles each – are No. 10.
“The research that we conduct, while academic in nature, is very practical in application and can often be applied to make better real estate decisions by individuals and real estate institutions,” Beracha said.
In addition to the Master of Science in International Real Estate, offered in both traditional and online forums, FIU Business offers an undergraduate degree in real estate, and houses the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute.