FIU Business has been ranked No.1 globally for real estate research productivity by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
It’s the third 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.
“FIU Business has had a commitment to real estate education and research for more than two decades,” said William Hardin, dean of FIU Business. “Our results come from focus on real estate decision-making, recognition of the role played by real estate in Florida, Miami and globally and our ability to quantify and assess real estate markets that come from research.”
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 2018-2022. During that period, FIU’s real estate faculty members had 57 contributions.
“Our faculty are extremely research active and contribute to the overall research productivity of our school,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate. He highlighted that the school, established just over 10 years ago, is “already outperforming prestigious schools and universities that were established many decades before us.”
Three Hollo School professors were ranked in the top 5 of the REAL Author Rankings. Zhenguo Lin, who published 14 articles, ranked No. 2, Beracha and Hardin – with 11 articles each – were tied at No. 4. Assistant professor Walter D’Lima ranked No. 12 with eight articles.
FIU Business faculty outranked those of established programs including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Florida State University, Cornell University, and University of Wisconsin – Madison.
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.