Focus on Real Estate
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Focus on Real Estate

Given its impact on the economy at large, the real estate market is one that business leaders need to understand. At Kellogg’s Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research, we are dedicated to understanding how real estate assets are financed, how real estate markets work, and how broad trends such as urbanization impact the business world.

Collected here is a sample of our faculty research and expertise on this crucial market. It deals with the nature of house pricing, the complexity of mortgage-backed securities, and the unique challenges of financing and developing major real estate projects.

Efraim Benmelech — Harold L. Stuart Professor of Finance, Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research

Finance & Accounting

Let the Buyer Be Aware

A common error naïve homebuyers make helps explain housing boom and bust cycles.

Finance & Accounting

Podcast: Steering Clear of Financial Crises

Research into the causes of boom and bust cycles in real estate can guide investors.

Finance & Accounting

How Malls Die—and How Your Business Could Be Next

When retail-store locations go under, they drag nearby stores down too.

Finance & Accounting

Always Be Closing

Practical tips for success in real estate development.

Finance & Accounting

What Killed the Economy?

How deal complexity in commercial mortgage-backed securities contributed to the financial crisis.