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My research interests lie at the intersection of real estate and urban economics: how demand for space in cities affects the price of real estate and how rising real estate prices affect the evolution of cities.

The relationship between a real estate owner, the lender and the underlying property valuation creates frictions that impact a substantial component of both personal and institutional wealth, as we witnessed in the last financial crisis.

Stacy Sirmans was awarded the American Real Estate Society’s David Ricardo Medal and Loreen Kollar was awarded a distinguished 30-year sustained service award.

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About The Center

The FSU Real Estate Center is established to enhance the teaching, research, and service mission of the Real Estate Program at Florida State University.

  • The Center facilitates student learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom.
  • The Center secures resources to attract, support, and retain world-class faculty.
  • The Center strengthens the program’s relationships with its professional and academic constituencies.

Consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, and by other media and research publications, the real estate program at Florida State University includes majors or specializations in real estate at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Over 1,200 students enroll in real estate program courses each year.

The Center serves as the administrative home of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), one of the discipline’s leading global academic research associations.

The Center's operations are supported by its external programs, research activities, and by the generous assistance received from its Executive Board, alumni, friends, and event sponsors. The Center maintains a policy of political non-advocacy.