UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

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Ziman News

UCLA Excels in Local and National Real Estate Case Competitions

UCLA graduate student teams win the 2018 NAIOP SoCal Real Estate Challenge and placed second in the 2018 UT Austin National Real Estate Challenge. Both case competitions took place on November 15, 2018, at UCLA and UT Austin, respectively. “We are immensely proud of our NAIOP SoCal Challenge and National Real Estate Challenge teams,” said Tim Kawahara, UCLA Ziman Center executive director. “Their success represents the caliber of students at UCLA Anderson and the strength of our real estate curriculum and programs."



News & Events

CALL FOR PAPERS: ESCP-TAU-UCLA Conference on Low-Income Housing Supply and Housing Affordability // Madrid 2019

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2016

Mortgage Default Risk Index (MDRI) 2018 Q4 Release: U.S. Mortgage Default Risk Remains Low

December 2018

UCLA Economic Letter: Brace for Downshift: Real Estate in the Next Financial Fall

December 2018

UCLA Affordable Housing Policy Brief: Do Alternative Mortgages Improve Affordability? The Potential Role of Interest-Only and Other Innovative Home Loans

November 2018

NEW RELEASE: Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast CRE Survey - "Growth, Stagnation and Decline"

Summer/Fall 2018

Conference Coverage


On May 31, 2018, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and Mercy Housing California co-hosted the symposium
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Democracy? Challenges to Building Affordable Housing in Los Angeles.

Keynote Presentation: The Housing Debacle

Michael Woo, Dean of the College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona, and formerly LA City Council Member, 13th District, on the housing debacle.

Panel I: Democracy in Action and Future State Laws

Recent legislative efforts have met significant resistance from neighborhood and housing advocates deeply concerned about displacement and gentrification, most especially in LA's communities of color.

Panel II: Taking Stock: Land Use and Affordable Housing 

CA and LA are failing to build sufficient housing to meet the needs of an ever-growing population, namely because of the difficulty of entitling new homes.




AREA SF DoJ 2014

Student Development

The Ziman Center sponsors a wide array of UCLA Anderson, UCLA Law and UCLA undergraduate student organizations, programs and activities to augment student training and development for careers in real estate.

UCLA Law Clinic Step Up Groundbreaking 2014

Community Outreach

Housing is fundamental to our quality of life, not just in Los Angeles, but around the world. UCLA possesses the academic expertise and core public education and service mission to play a leadership role in this area.

UCLA Economic Letter

UCLA Economic Letter

Monthly condensed analysis of crucial real estate and economic issues offered by the UCLA Anderson Forecast and UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

Success is Making a Difference, According to Dick Ziman

Success is Making a Difference, According to Dick Ziman

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