• FOXBusiness.com – November 5, 2019 – “For millennials, is renting actually smarter than buying a home?” – Millennials frequently lament their inability to purchase a home — often the result of staggering student loan debt — but renting might actually be the more-financially savvy move. According to a study published by the Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty in 2018, renting and reinvesting, on average, will outperform owning and building equity in terms of wealth creation. Across 16 of the 23 major metropolitan markets covered in the research, renting is a better investment than buying.
  • South Florida Business Journal – October 30, 2019 – “News In Brief” – Florida International University College of Business’ Master of Science in International Real Estate program was accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • CNN Dinero – October 21, 2019 – “Facebook anuncia medidas, ¿suficientes para impedir injerencias externas en los comicios 2020?” – “Facebook is establishing, and making public, their policies for handling disinformation campaigns. However, this doesn’t mean that disinformation or related manipulative efforts will now disappear from Facebook. But it would seem that now we are to trust that Facebook’s new policies will allow us to conduct free and fair elections, as opposed to the rules of our electoral/political system, our regulated media outlets, or the strength of our civil society,” professor Carlos Parra tells CNN Dinero.
  • South Florida Business Journal – October 13, 2019 – “Campus Tour: Florida International University” – Florida International University has been growing in recognition for its academics and attracting more students, making its main campus a popular place for prospective students to check out campus life. Its Modesto A. Maidique Campus spans 342 acres in west Miami-Dade County. It’s the center of activity for the state university’s 58,000 students.
  • Cape Gazette – October 4, 2019 – “2020 Housing Market: What the Experts Think” – Everyone felt it at the start of the year—conditions leveling, the market yin and yang. As the cycle turns, the correction is naturally progressing, Eli Beracha, director of Florida International University’s Hollo School of Real Estate, says. “We are toward the end of the cycle—but I do not see a collapse coming, or even a strong correction,” Beracha explains.
  • South Florida Business Journal – October 3, 2019 – “FIU announces ‘unicorn entrepreneurship,’ cybersecurity programs.” – The university will launch the Developing High-Potential Ventures with Skills – Not Venture Capital program designed for entrepreneurs, technologists and “anyone who wants to create and control wealth by starting and scaling a growth venture.” The 10-month program will be led by FIU clinical professor Dileep Rao, who was a venture financier for 23 years.
  • American Psychological Association – October 1, 2019 – “The future of remote work” – “Telecommuting is a management tool just like any other. It’s time for organizations to move beyond seeing it as a family-friendly work arrangement. When done well, remote work has the potential to improve performance, increase employee satisfaction and benefit a business,” Ravi Gajendran, assistant professor of global leadership and management at FIU Business.
  • WalletHub – September 30, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses balance transfer credit cards, “a card company that is offering $0 transfer rates is using it as a loss-leader in the hopes that the borrower will carry the balance beyond the teaser period.”
  • NBC6 – September 23, 2019 – “Why Pumpkin Spice is So Nice as Fall Season Begins” – Is it awesome or basic? Professor William “Lin” Humphrey shares his insights with NBC6 anchor Sheli Muniz about the pumpkin spice craze that sweeps the nation each September.
  • Patch Media – September 22, 2019 – “Miami Is Renters Market For Real Estate: Analysis” – Miami is a more favorable renters market than it is a buyers market for real estate, finds a new analysis by faculty from FIU and FAU. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals that pressure on the demand for home ownership is declining in Miami and other major U.S. cities.
  • Insurance News Net – September 21, 2019 – “Storm-damaged Bahamas properties hot as investors chase bargains” – Shortly after Hurricane Dorian damaged countless homes and businesses in the northern Bahamas, real estate investors started calling local agents in search of bargains. “My concerns would be what’s going to happen [in islands that had very high levels of devastation],” said Bill Hardin, associate dean of the Chapman graduate School of Business at FIU. at Florida International University.
  • Sun-Sentinel – September 20, 2019 – “Storm-damaged Bahamas properties hot as investors chase bargains” – There are wild cards in the speculation game, including the extent of damage in the affected islands and the nation’s capacity to recover from disaster. “My concerns would be what’s going to happen [in islands that had very high levels of devastation],” said Bill Hardin, associate dean of the Chapman graduate School of Business at Florida International University.
  • The Simons Group – September 19, 2019 – “The Future of Work: Will the Day Come When We Never Have to Leave Home?” – Remote work, also known as telecommuting, is on the rise in the United States and shows no sign of slowing down. Florida International University College of Business professor Ravi Gajendran says that telecommuting is disrupting the traditional workplace and is here to stay. “It’s not the norm at most workplaces, but it’s making inroads.”
  • Miami Herald – September 18, 2019 – “Is it better to rent or buy? Keep an eye on this key index” – BH&J Buy vs. Rent, a key housing index tracked by South Florida professors, shows that in the second quarter, the cost of renting a home in the U.S. remained cheaper than owning one. “We are likely to see price appreciation, just at a slower rate, rather than a full-blown correction,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU’s College of Business.
  • WIOD-610 AM – September 18, 2019 – “LOOK: Renting vs Buying in South Florida” – Put mortgage interest rates, stock and bond market values and other factors side-by-side and you may find in Miami and 22 other U.S. markets, it’s more cost effective to rent instead of buying a home right now. That’s the conclusion of the quarterly Beracha, Hardin and Johnson Buy vs Rent Index.
  • MiamiDiario.com – September 16, 2019 – “Residentes de Miami prefieren alquilar que comprar vivienda” – La ciudad de Miami se encuentra entre los 19 mercados de 23 que fueron analizados, que están muy por encima de su equilibrio de compra vs. alquiler a largo plazo, lo que indica que la renta sigue siendo favorable, de acuerdo al índice de Compra vs Alquiler de Beracha, Hardin & Johnson (BH&J).
  • HSH.com – September 11, 2019 – “11 Best Cities for Single Moms” – Worried that you won’t be able to find or afford a home that meets your needs as a single parent? Don’t give up, the experts recommend. “You can do it,” says Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and Florida International University senior instructor. “But you need to do your due diligence. You have to learn how to qualify for a loan and which loan is the best for you.”
  • Consumer Affairs – September 11, 2019 – “Real estate economists warn that the housing market is at a tipping point” – The latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, compiled jointly by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU), shows the higher prices have led to a decrease in demand for homeownership that now makes renting more attractive in terms of building wealth.
  • New Way to Sell Your HomeNBC6 – August 19, 2019 – “New Way to Sell Your Home” – Technology has changed the way we buy and sell just about everything from unwanted goods to cars, and now you can add homes in South Florida to the list. Zillow is launching a new service in our area called offers, hoping to revolutionize the market. Eli Beracha, director of FIU School of Real Estate, says though some sellers may find this way of doing business attractive, they would be sacrificing cost for convenience.
  • The Boca Raton Observer – August 22, 2019 – “Home, Sweet Home” – Palm Beach County appears to be at the peak of its cycle – according to market analysis from faculty at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. “The downward pressure on the demand for ownership is clearly translating into slowing property prices across the county,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate.
  • TekCrispy – July 24, 2019 – “Temperaturas altas estimulan la agresividad en subastas y negociaciones” – El mundo del comercio es mucho más complejo de lo que podríamos imaginar. Un nuevo estudio de la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Internacional de Florida informa que la temperatura puede hacer que los clientes se decidan rápidamente o regateen por una mejor oferta.
  • The Mortgage Reports – July 19, 2019 – “Homeowners refuse to tap into massive equity. Is that a mistake?” – “Homeowners are now being conservative and exercising control. They want to avoid the temptation to accumulate more debt,” Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and broker who teaches at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate. This marks a pendulum swing away from the financial crisis that started in 2007.
  • CNN Dinero – July 18, 2019 – “La Tecnologia de Musk: Neuralink” – Elon Musk is developing Neuralink, a brain-computer interface system. “Companies may manipulate adaptation processes associated to the acquisition of new knowledge to advance their goals and strategies. Thus, Amazon may do so in relation to Wholefoods; Musk in relation to Tesla and SpaceX; and Apple to one of their products,” professor Carlos Parra tells CNN Dinero.
  • The Times – Herald – July 14, 2019 – “Making room for renters” – A recent study conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty suggest that in the majority of metro areas, an individual family would be better off renting and reinvesting in a portfolio of stocks and bonds as opposed to building wealth through equity accumulation from homeownership.
  • The Miami Herald – July 12, 2019 – “5 reasons why you should mentor students from FIU” – “I received a phone call from a former mentee who told me he was finally able to land the job he aspired for. He thanked me for my advice and said he could not have done it without my help. It was an amazing conversation, and it made my day!” … FIU Business alum Miguel Horvath (BBA ’00 MSF ’15) shares his thoughts on the importance of mentoring.
  • New Times Broward-Palm Beach – June 27, 2019 – “South Florida Housing Costs Got Slightly More Affordable This Year, Study Says” – Housing costs in South Florida have become increasingly unaffordable in recent years. But a recent study by Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University suggests South Floridians may finally be getting some relief. Housing costs got a bit more affordable in Broward and Palm Beach counties in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Robotics Business Review – June 17, 2019 – “How China-U.S. Trade Tensions Could Affect the Robotics Supply Chain” – FIU Business professors offer differing opinions. L. Craig Austin expects robotics manufacturers to look to source from other parts of Asia. However, Ronald Mesia expects most companies to take a wait-and-see approach before making any supply chain changes.
  • CNN Dinero – June 17, 2019 – “Los aranceles de Trump: ¿nuevo modo de hacer negocios?” – Tariffs, centuries ago a strategy of defense economics, may become a new business model that will be with us for a long time. But it does carry risks for businesses, and these must be analyzed at the strategy-development level. FIU Business International Business professor Edgardo Pappacena, analyzes the topic on CNN Dinero.
  • The Miami Herald – June 17, 2019 – “Sometimes, efforts to spur entrepreneurship fail to bring about change. Here’s why” – Jacqueline Bueno Sousa, who helped launch the Florida SBDC at FIU, the small business development center within the FIU College of Business, shares the unique perspective this experience has provided. Sousa is now director of operations for the FIU Business Office of Executive and Professional Education (EPE).
  • DataQuest India – June 17, 2019 – “IIMB hosts conference on emerging challenges of corporate governance” – In addition to the research presentations, the 2019 Corporate Governance Conference featured panel discussions involving participants from the industry and regulators. It was presented by the Indian Institute of Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship in collaboration with Florida International University College of Business.
  • India Education Diary – June 17, 2019 – “IIM Bangalore hosts Conference On The Emerging Challenges Of Corporate Governance On June 14-15, 2019” – The conference, presented by Indian Institute of Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC) with Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business), provided a unique platform where academics, practitioners, corporate executives and regulators came together to understand the intricacies of corporate governance practices, and regulations.
  • BusinessLine on Campus – June 10, 2019 – “IIM-B to host conference on corporate governance” – IIM Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC), in collaboration with Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business), will host a conference on corporate governance. Panel discussions will involve participants from the industry as well regulators.
  • Triplesus Business Network – June 7, 2019 – “IIMB to Host Conference on Emerging Challenges of Corporate Governance” – A platform for academics, practitioners, corporate executives, and regulators to understand governance practices, regulations and their costs and benefits to stakeholders in India and USA was presented by the Indian Institute of Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship and Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business).
  • The Mortgage Report – June 4, 2019 – “5 reasons NOT to buy a house” – Not everyone is cut out to own a home. “You need to spend time getting your financial house in order — getting financially prepared — to pay the mortgage and the costs associated with ownership,” Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and broker who teaches at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate.
  • The Mortgage Report – May 16, 2019 – “Home sellers do less than 3 hours of research, hire the first agent they meet” – “Many sellers have a hubris and think their property is the best. Often times, their thoughts are incorrect. Too often, sellers aren’t familiar with comparable properties in their market,” Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and broker who teaches at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate.
  • CNN Dinero – May 16, 2019 – “¿Es momento de debilitar el poder dominante de Facebook?” – Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ call to break up the social media giant because it has gotten too large and too powerful. Does that make sense? Is Facebook a monopoly in the social media market? Professor Carlos Parra analyzes the topic on CNN Dinero.
  • The Hill – May 13, 2019 – “Silver linings in these dark days of trade war” – Professor Jerry Haar points out that a merchandise trade deficit, the unsettled issue of a NAFTA replacement (the USMCA), and commercial squabbles with China do not paint a pretty picture. But closer scrutiny of the current state of U.S. trade competitiveness reveals much to celebrate…
  • CNN Dinero – April 26, 2019 – “Netflix vs. NBC Universal” – Professor Gustavo Mosquera explores the impact that NBCUniversal’s plans to launch its own streaming platform in 2020 will have on Netflix’s license of reruns of NBC hits including “The Office” and “Friends.”
  • CNN Dinero – April 24, 2016 – “Should the 2020 Census include should a citizenship question?” – Professor Fred Perry discusses the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on whether government can include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census. Critics say the question will discourage both legal and unauthorized immigrants from filling out the census forms.
  • Latin Trade – March 31, 2019 – “Does a Nation’s Economic Growth Make People Happy?” – Professor Jerry Haar points out that overall, economic development is not a predictor of life satisfaction and happiness in Latin America. In Latin America, economic development does not increase happiness. In fact, the relationship between GDP and happiness is negative for this region.
  • CNN Dinero – March 29, 2019 – “Twitter, ¿qué sucedería si etiqueta algunos mensajes de Trump?” – Professor Carlos Parra discusses Twitter’s decision to not edit messages written by President Donald Trump although these violate some of its abuse policies. Twitter is exploring how it can annotate offensive tweets that break its rules but remain in the public interest.
  • Cruise Week – March 25, 2019 – “Too Soon To Tell, But…” – Marketing professor Lin Humphrey described Viking as an “Excellent product with amazingly loyal customers, but this wasn’t handled well. Thinking back to how Royal Caribbean handled Grandeur a few years ago, Viking could have used some of that proactive approach on social media.
  • WalletHub – March 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses secured credit cards, which require a refundable security deposit to prevent the consumer from spending more than they can afford to repay.
  • WalletHub – March 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey analyzes credit card cards that don’t charge a foreign transaction fee. Do companies lose money by not charging foreign-transaction fees? “The cost is minimal, but the credit card companies benefit from the volume of transactions and the goodwill incurred by this service.”
  • WalletHub – March 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses airline affinity cards. “Since most come with a signup bonus which is an excellent way to get miles. Frequent travelers who get their miles grossed up by a multiplier amount also benefit from this usage.”
  • Miami Today – March 14, 2019 – “Hospitals push marriage of medicine and tele-technology” – Hospitals in Miami-Dade are exploring new ways of expanding telehealth services. Cynthia LeRouge, Florida International University associate professor of information systems and business analytics, says text messaging between providers and patients is changing the mentality of how to access healthcare.
  • Co-Star – March 12, 2019 – “Higher Home Prices Nationwide Underscore Push Toward Apartments” – Rising prices are likely to curtail homebuying in major markets nationwide over the next three to five years, a sign of strength for rental property and apartment development. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index measures future homeownership demand while analyzing whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent one.
  • Maritime Logistics Professional – March 12, 2019 – “Cruising: Small is Beautiful” – Cruise shipping, at the intersection of maritime and hospitality industries, continues to be vibrant. The expedition sector, where the vessels are described as “yachts”, speaks to the identified trends, and has seen tremendous growth. “I am bullish on this segment of the market,” said William Humphrey, marketing professor at Florida International University’s College of Business.
  • Mortgage Professional America – March 11, 2019 – “Many US metros favor renting over buying right now” – Market conditions in many US metropolitan areas suggest that renting is a better option than buying assuming the goal is wealth accumulation, the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University reveals.
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal – March 4, 2019 – “PR to Mass Production” – While brand marketing fits in with a PR agency’s skillset, licensing presents a challenge, Anthony Miyazaki explained. “With respect to licensing, I think it’s much different than what most PR agencies deal with. It’s a much bigger challenge for a PR firm to do that than a company that specializes in licensing.”
  • PhysOrg. – February 27, 2019 – “Telecommuting positively impacts job performance, study finds” – Telecommuting contributes to improved job performance for employees in complex jobs, allowing them to benefit from fewer interruptions common in an office setting, research from FIU Business finds. Overall, telecommuting has little negative impact on performance, even in jobs that require frequent interaction and communication with others.
  • Florida Trend – February 26, 2019 – “Career highlights of Florida’s post-MBA graduates” – FIU’s College of Business has introduced a doctorate in business administration (DBA) program, designed for working senior-level professionals who seek a post-graduate degree in business without interrupting their careers. The DBA provides a background in practical research to help individuals fulfill leadership or other strategic focused responsibilities.
  • Wallethub.com – February 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Anthony Miyazaki discusses credit cards that do not charge annual fees or foreign transaction fees and offer cash-back bonuses to consumers. Most consumers are attracted to short-term rewards, and the lure of a large initial bonus can get them to apply for and use a new credit card.
  • Wallethub.com – February 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses what resonates with consumers: an initial rewards bonus of a few hundred dollars for spending a few thousand dollars in the first three months, or a one-year anniversary bonus that doubles the rewards a cardholder earned the first year? Most consumers do not like delayed gratification!
  • International Travel and Health Insurance Journal – February 19, 2019 – “Telemedicine to improve Latin America” – New research published by Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) has found that increased adoption of telemedicine in Latin America will further expand and boost efficiency in healthcare, leading to improved health and potential cost efficiency.
  • Fast Company – February 19, 2019 – “These six pieces of traditional resume advice are totally wrong.” It can be tempting to create a resume that focuses on functions instead of reverse chronological order, but that’s a big mistake, says John Nykolaiszn, director of the Office of Business Career Management at Florida International University’s College of Business. “Please for the sake of all that is holy use a reverse chronological resume.”
  • McKnight’s Long-Term Care – February 8, 2019 – “Healthy info exchange between providers found to cut readmissions” – “A lot of the times when patients were discharged, they did not go back home; they went to a nursing home,” said Min Chen, Ph.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business analytics at FIU.
  • South Florida Business Journal – January 29, 2019 – “Miami-Dade condo market nearing bottom after significant drop, FIU study says” – The condo market in Miami-Dade County has nearly stabilized after two years of declining values, the quarterly Beracha Housing Health Index found. When looking at sales of similar units, prices have decreased 10 to 20 percent since then, Beracha said. While that’s not as severe as the drops of the Great Recession a decade ago, most people who purchased a Miami-Dade condo two years ago won’t be able to sell it for an equal or higher price now.
  • Miami Today – January 23, 2019 – “2019 employment picture for Miami appears solid” – The first half of 2019 will be strong, said Manuel Lasaga, president of StratInfo and clinical professor in the Finance Department of Florida International University, but the second six months might see a lag that will carry into 2020. It took a while to get past the events of 2008, he said, but employment came back strong in recent years, especially in the construction sector.
  • AACSB International – January 8, 2019 – “A Student-First Approach to Fulfilling School Mission” – Dean Joanne Li of Florida International University shares with AACSB’s Michael Wiemer how the school seeks to fulfill its mission by focusing on their unique student population. FIU Business has to embody that probably very hard working. Our programs and our strategic goals are very, very intentional. Very deliberate in a way that we cater to that population.
  • Financial Times – January 4, 2019 – “Does Miami have a ‘zombie’ property market?” – According to Eli Beracha, a real estate professor at Florida International University, at least half of the buyers of condos priced at more than $500,000 in this area come from Latin America. The problem is that hard times at home have seen overseas buyers lose their appetite for Miami homes.