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Real Estate Visionaries Behind Transformation of Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood Offer Insights to Students and Alumni, 11/12/2015
Passion, persistence, and communication skills are the foundation for a successful career in real estate, according to two visionary leaders behind the revitalization of Miami's Wynwood neighborhood, speaking to students interested in real estate careers and alumni working in the industry during a panel session in November.
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Senior Wins National Real Estate Industry Scholarship, 07/31/2015
Mary Dooley, a finance and business technology major, is one of just 10 university students across the country to win a national real estate industry scholarship.
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The Real Deal – May 20, 2015 – An article about the prospects for the next real estate downturn in South Florida, published in the national real estate industry trade publication, included quotes from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, who noted that the fad factor could lead to trouble, that “everyone will want a condo in South Florida, driving prices up” to excessive levels. Article

Finance Professor’s Home Price Forecast Among Most Accurate of 100 Leading Experts, 03/31/2015
Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, has been recognized by the research firm Pulsenomics® for providing one of the most accurate forecasts of future home prices made by leading experts for 2010 – 2014.
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Miami Today – March 25, 2015 – An article about the Miami Beach real estate market included quotes from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, who noted that the high season for tourism has lengthened in recent years. “Now, with events like Art Basel and so many more condos and shopping opportunities, we have people coming from Thanksgiving to Memorial Day.” Article

GlobeSt.com – February 25, 2015 – A lengthy article in the real estate industry trade publication featured insight from a conference co-hosted by the School began “It was literally standing room only at the University of Miami’s fourth annual Real Estate Impact Conference…” Article

WLRN Radio – February 23, 2015 – “The Sunshine Economy” program featured interviews with leading real estate developers Ian Schrager and Richard LeFrak, noting that “on the sidelines of the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, [the station] sat down with Schrager to hear about where Miami’s hotel industry has been and where he thinks Miami is going,” and that the station spoke with LeFrak “at the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference,” a conference co-hosted by the School of Business. Listen

The Real Deal – February 18, 2015 – The national real estate industry trade magazine published a lengthy article featuring insight from leading developers Ian Schrager and Richard LeFrak, noting the their comments came during the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, co-hosted by the School of Business. Article

Miami Herald – February 19, 2015 – A front page business section article on Miami real estate noted that “the city’s cultural transformation and its ability to draw wealth from abroad have made it an attractive target for developers, speakers at the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference [co-hosted by the School] agreed.” Article

South Florida Business Journal – February 19, 2015 – An article headlined “5 insights from University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference” featured thoughts by numerous of the speakers appearing at the conference co-hosted by the School of Business. Article

Annual Real Estate Impact Conference, Co-Hosted by the School, Showcases Sector’s Influence on Miami, 02/24/2015
It was literally standing room only at the University of Miami’s fourth annual Real Estate Impact Conference on Wednesday, February 18. Hundreds gathered to network with national industry experts and glean perspectives on South Florida’s real estate market.
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Commercial Observer – December 17, 2014 – An article about what normalized relations with Cuba would mean for the real estate industry included insight from Luis Locay, an associate professor of economics, who noted that “investing in Cuba has to be a joint venture with the government.” Article

Miami Herald – November 21, 2014 – A column arguing in favor of a proposed linear park for an area south of the Miami International Airport pointed to comments from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, has noted that “walkability” has become a very important commodity among home buyers. Article

South Florida’s Leading Real Estate Developers Provide Students with Up-Close Look at Region’s Top Projects, 09/29/2014
50 students ranging from freshman to second-year MBA’s met with local real estate leaders to discuss today’s booming market and receive real-world advice at a roundtable event, hosted by the University's Real Estate Club.
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School’s MBAs to Conduct Economic Impact Study for 10-Mile Green Space Initiative, 09/12/2014
A team of School of Business MBA students will conduct an economic impact study to analyze the potential benefits of revitalizing one of Miami-Dade County’s neglected real estate assets – the 10-mile "Underline" linear green space below the Metrorail southern track.
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Miami Today – September 11, 2014 – The newspaper published an article about an economic impact study that will be conducted by five of the School’s MBA students who will provide implementation and design recommendations to attract “green-space-friendly” commercial development along US 1. The article included quotes from Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, who noted that “Our students will participate in a change-making initiative for the community.” Article

School's Diversity in Spotlight as Thought Leaders Exchange Ideas on South Florida as Latin American Hub and Premier Real Estate Destination, 07/28/2014
Gene Anderson, dean of the School of Business, was among the thought leaders who shared their perspectives about South Florida at the Forbes LATAM South Florida Real Estate Forum in Miami July 23. The TED-style conference featured discussions on topics ranging from emerging neighborhoods in South Florida to real estate marketing in 2050.
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Miami Herald – August 25, 2014 – An article about Condo.com, the real estate website, included insight from Arun Sharma, professor of marketing, who noted that a domain can be a branding tool and traffic driver as long it drives the right traffic to your business. Article

School’s 2014 Real Estate Impact Conference Reveals Optimism , 02/17/2014
If the mood at last year’s University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference was optimistic, the feelings this year were downright bullish about real estate in Miami and beyond. Hosted at the newly-minted Perez Art Museum Miami by the School of Business and School of Architecture, the conference brought together nearly 300 real estate leaders.
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GlobeSt.com – February 14, 2014 – The national real estate industry news site published an article about the Real Estate Impact Conference that was hosted by the School of Business. Article

The Miami Herald– February 14, 2014 – An article included thoughts and comments on real estate from leading local and national experts and noted that they were speaking at the Real Estate Impact Conference hosting by the School.

WLRN Radio – February 14, 2014 - The radio station aired a segment about the Real Estate Impact Conference hosted by the school, which noted that “leaders in the real estate world in South Florida and beyond shared their perspectives from inside the market” at the event.

CNBC Television – February 13, 2014 – The national business television network aired an interview with real developer Jorge Perez, which was conducted live from the Real Estate Impact Conference. The anchor noted that Perez was speaking at the conference. Watch Clip 1 Watch Clip 2

New York Post - January 15, 2014 – The newspaper’s real estate columnist noted that the first Witkoff scholarships had been awarded for the School’s Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program. Article

Real Estate Weekly – January 7, 2014 – The New York area real estate industry magazine published an article about the first Witkoff scholarships awarded to students in the School’s Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program. Article

Real Estate MBA Students Named as First “Witkoff Scholars”, 01/08/2014
Three students enrolled in the School’s new Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program have been named the first “Witkoff Scholars.” The scholarships come thanks to the Martin Witkoff Endowed Real Estate Fund, established by Steven Witkoff, chairman and CEO of leading real estate firm The Witkoff Group
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School’s Real Estate Industry Alumni Come Together for Networking with Real Estate Students, 11/18/2013
Nearly 200 School of Business alumni working in the real estate industry came together for an evening of networking in downtown Miami in November. The event was also an opportunity for current students in the School’s real estate programs to make contacts in their field of interest.
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MBA Students Win Over Investors in Mock Real Estate Development Challenge, 10/30/2013
A pair of students from the School’s Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program gained hands-on experience with real estate leaders and explored a mixed-use development case study as part of “The Power Developers Challenge” at the CBRE Multihousing Summit on October 8.
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interest.com – October 29, 2013 – Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, provided analysis in an article about the financial advice website’s annual Home Affordability Study, which found affordability down across the board. Article

Fortune – March 18, 2013 – The magazine tapped Andrea Heuson, a finance professor, for insight about what rising mortgage rates will mean for home sales and the economy. Heuson noted that higher rates could “could bring serious purchases back to the market" because those who have been thinking about buying may want to lock in a lower rate. Article

Newsday (New York) – March 15, 2013 – Andrea Heuson, a finance professor was quoted in an article about hurricane Sandy’s impact on home values on Long Island. She compared the situation with what happened after hurricane Andrew hit South Florida, noting that "If you leave, then you give up the opportunity to participate in the recovery.” Article

Developers Stephen Ross and Jorge Pérez Headline Real Estate Impact Conference Hosted by School of Business and School of Architecture, 02/27/2013
The School of Business and School of Architecture hosted the second Real Estate Impact Conference, which brought together real estate and financing thought leaders to share their perspectives on U.S. commercial real estate markets. Full Story

GlobeSt.com - Feb. 27, 2013 – The national online commercial real estate publication featured an article about the Real Estate Impact Conference hosted by the School of Business and School of Architecture. The article included quotes from Gene Anderson, the School’s dean, who discussed the importance of such conferences for the School’s students. Article

Daily Business Review - Feb. 26, 2013 – The real estate industry newspaper featured an article focusing on comments made by developers Stephen Ross and Jorge Perez during the Real Estate Impact Conference hosted by the School of Business and School of Architecture. Article

The Miami Herald - February 22, 2013 – The newspaper published two articles featuring insight from developer Jorge Perez, speaking at a Real Estate Impact Conference, that was hosted by the School of Business and the School of Architecture.

The Wall Street Journal - January 22, 2013 – An article in the paper’s “Developments” blog noted that Andrea Heuson was among a select group of analysts who accurately predicted the rise in housing prices in 2012. Article

Miami Today – June 7, 2012 – The newspaper published an article about the School’s new accelerated MBA program with a concentration in real estate. The article featured insight about the program from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek – June 1, 2012 – The magazine’s online “B-School Highlights” column noted that the School has launched an Accelerated MBA with a Concentration in Real Estate program, following its other new programs in real estate. Article

Commercial Property Executive – May 24, 2012 – The commercial real estate magazine published an article about the School’s new Accelerated MBA in Real Estate program. The article included quotes from Anuj Mehrotra, vice dean, who noted that the new program “is an example of how we as a business school work to be responsive to the demands of business today.”

School Begins New Accelerated Real Estate MBA Program, 05/22/2012
The School of Business has established a new accelerated MBA program with a concentration in real estate, designed to prepare students to succeed in commercial real estate market careers. Full Story

School of Business Joins School of Architecture in Regional Real Estate Competition, 04/20/2012
School of Business students and alumni competed as part of the University of Miami team in the second annual Collegiate Real Estate Challenge sponsored by the South Florida Chapter of NAIOP, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Full Story

Industry Titan Sam Zell Headlines University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, 02/22/2012
The Schools of Business and Architecture hosted the University's inaugural Real Estate Impact Conference in February, inviting industry leaders to explore key trends in Miami and abroad. Full Story

The Miami Herald – Feb. 12, 2012 – An article featuring insight about Miami’s economic future made by real estate titan Sam Zell noted that his comments came during the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, which was hosted by the School of Business and School of Architecture.  Article

Voice of America – Oct. 5, 2011 – A television segment about foreign investment in Miami real estate market, aired around the world, featured insight from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, who noted that to many buyers from Latin America, “the purchase of a condominium unit, or four or five in a given building, seems like a bargain compared to what it was a year ago, simply because their currencies are stronger.” Transcript/Video

Real Estate Programs Update: New Advisory Board Members and New LinkedIn Group , 05/31/2011
School of Business students and alumni interested or working in the real estate industry now have their own LinkedIn group. Learn More

New Partnership with International Real Estate Industry Group Gives School’s Real Estate Students another Edge, 02/10/2011
The School has announced that the University has become a member of the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) University Fast Track Program, allowing University of Miami MBA and Masters in Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) graduates a chance to complete CCIM membership requirements in an accelerated and cost-effective way. Full Story

Marketplace (NPR) - August 6, 2010 – Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, offered insight in a segment on condo purchasers who are using a law to get out of their pre-construction contracts by arguing that developers didn’t follow through on promises and don't deserve to be paid.  

SmartMoney.com – June 29, 2010 – In an article about the latest Case-Shiller report, which showed that home prices in Miami dropped again between March and April, Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, was quoted saying “I don’t think you’ll ever be ashamed to admit that you bought a house in 2010.” Article

AOL Money & Finance – May 25, 2010 - Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, provided insight on April’s jump in home sales, attributing it to an expiring tax credit for new  homebuyers and indicating the positive news could be short lived. “It gushes out for a while, but when the pressure goes away, everything slows down again,” she notes. Article

The Miami Herald – May 11, 2010 – Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, was quoted in an article reporting that more than 40 percent of South Florida homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. ``We have to just get the normal market clearing efficiently at prices that everybody trusts,” she noted. Article

Industry Leaders Named to School's Real Estate Advisory Board, 04/29/2010
Twelve real estate industry leaders have been appointed to the School's new Real Estate Programs Advisory Board. The Board will advise the School on the development of its real estate curriculum and help the School establish and promote a new Center for Real Estate Studies and Research. Full Article

Marketplace (NPR) - August 6, 2010 – Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, offered insight in a segment on condo purchasers who are using a law to get out of their pre-construction contracts by arguing that developers didn’t follow through on promises and don't deserve to be paid.  

 
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(Fox) Miami – April 29, 2010 – Andrea Heuson
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a  professor of finance, provided insight in an interview for a segment on the growing number of Florida homeowners who are allowing their homes to go into foreclosure because their mortgages are more than the homes are worth. Video/Transcript

NEWS RELEASE - April 29, 2010: Industry Leaders Named to School's Real Estate Advisory Board
Twelve real estate industry leaders have been appointed to the School's new Real Estate Programs Advisory Board. The Board will advise the School on the development of its real estate curriculum and help the School establish and promote a new Center for Real Estate Studies and Research. Release

South Florida Business Journal – Jan. 22, 2010 - An article about an attempt by Florida banking regulators to shut down the Miami international banking operations of a Venezuelan bank included insight from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance. Article

The Miami Herald – October 24, 2009 – Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, is quoted in an article about how homeowners, who owe much more than their properties are worth, are allowing their homes to go into foreclosure even though they can afford their mortgage payments. Read Article

The New York Times (Sunday)
– August 16, 2009 – An article about Florida’s troubled real estate market and economy included historical perspective from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance who studies real estate issues. The article was also published in The Gainesville Sun. Read Article

The Miami Herald
– June 24 – 2009 – A front page article on recent gains in sales of existing homes and condos in South Florida prominently featured insight from Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, who studies the real estate industry. Read Article

The Real Deal May 8, 2009 – An article on the impact of the strengthening U.S. dollar on real estate and tourism included numerous quotes from Andrea Heuson, professor of finance. Read Article

The New York Times
– April 2, 2009 - An article on first-time home buyers being lured by falling home prices included insight about tighter restrictions on lending from Andrea Heuson, professor of finance. Read Article

The Miami Herald – March 6, 2009 -
An article about the worsening mortgage crisis in Florida included a number of quotes from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance who studies the real estate market.

NEWS RELEASE
- July 9, 2008- Future Bright, But Near-Term Challenges Plague South Florida Real Estate; Industry Leaders Assess the State of the Industry at University of Miami School of Business Read Release

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