FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate named #2 in global ranking.

Hollo School of Real Estate

Hollo School of Real Estate

The Hollo School of Real Estate, including its Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, formed in partnership with the Miami Association of Realtors, was ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally by the Journal of Real Estate Literature.

The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings highlight faculty and institutions demonstrating achievement in intellectual contributions to the field of real estate research over the last five years.

The College of Business’ real estate program outranked University of Wisconsin-Madison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University (Beijing). Internationally it placed second to National University of Singapore.

“Our rigorous, relevant, cutting-edge research helps practitioners throughout the world understand the market determinants of success and failure in real estate,” said William G. Hardin III, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate.

The rankings are based on the number of publications in the top three peer-reviewed real estate journals – the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Literature, and Real Estate Economics – from 2011 to August 1, 2015.

Additionally, the research of four FIU Real Estate faculty members were listed in the Top 25 in the inaugural REAL author rankings:

  • William Hardin – No. 5
  • Zhenguo Lin – No. 9
  • Eli Beracha – No. 15
  • Zhonghua Wu – No. 21

“The majority of our faculty members, including those named to the Top 25, also have experience as real estate practitioners, which informs the relevancy and quality of their research,” Hardin said.

The College of Business’ real estate program offers graduate, undergraduate, dual degree and online degree programs, including a Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE). Its combination of face-to-face classes and Internet-based live Classroom Capture Technology has led many international real estate leaders to pursue the MSIRE degree.

Hardin noted that in addition to serving as teachers and professional mentors, faculty members invite leading real estate professionals into the classroom as guest speakers, giving Hollo School graduates “a unique knowledge base that puts them on the road to professional success in the real estate field.”

Did You Know?

The College of Business’ Master of Science in International Real Estate (MSIRE) program has five full-time faculty members with Spring and Fall Cohorts totaling 93 enrolled students.


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