For the fourth consecutive year, FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate 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 university contributions to the field of real estate research from 2014-2018.
“The key to our continuous success is that each of our five research faculty is active in cutting edge real estate research and publishes in top real estate journals. We have no `dead weight’, and this makes us the best real estate research group in the nation,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate.
Internationally, FIU placed No. 2 to National University of Singapore. In the U.S., the College of Business’ real estate faculty outranked those of established programs including Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin – Madison.
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 Research, and Real Estate Economics – from 2014 to 2018. During that period, FIU’s real estate faculty had 46 contributions.
Three FIU professors were ranked in the top 10 of the REAL Author Rankings, tying Singapore for the most faculty members at the top of the list. William Hardin III, associate dean of FIU’s Chapman Graduate School and former director of the Hollo School, who published 12 articles in the academic journals, was ranked No. 2. Other faculty members placing among the highest on the list are Zhenguo Lin (No. 3), with 11 publications, and Eli Beracha (No. 10), director of the Hollo School, with 8.
In addition to the Master of Science in International Real Estate, offered in both traditional and online forums, the Hollo School offers an undergraduate degree in real estate, and houses the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute.