November 24, 2008
UCLA Team Defends Silver Shovel Title at UCLA/USC Real Estate Challenge
A team of students representing UCLA defended their title as Silver Shovel award winners Thursday night at the 2008 UCLA/USC Real Estate Challenge held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Presented by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the annual event showcases the talents and creativity of the next generation of real estate leaders by posing a specific real estate case challenge to each school team.
UCLA/USC study co-authored by Ziman Center Director Stuart A. Gabriel
Study shows that consumers react more to changes in their home values than changes in their investment portfolios.
October 30-31, 2008
Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke Keynotes UC Berkeley/UCLA Symposium
About 200 finance professionals, professors and students gathered for a symposium called "The Mortgage Meltdown, the Economy and Public Policy" at Berkeley, California on Oct. 30-31, 2008. The two-day event, jointly sponsored by UCLA's Ziman Center for Real Estate and UC Berkeley's Program on Housing and Urban Policy, highlighted topics ranging from the demography of foreclosures to the future of mortgage finance. Headlining the event were speakers Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and San Francisco Fed CEO Janet Yellen.
May 22, 2008
University's Highest Honor
Richard S. Ziman received the 2008 UCLA Medal for Public Service.
Best Paper Award
Professor Eduardo Schwartz and Professor Walt Torous received the Best Paper Award from the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association for 2007 for their paper, "Commercial Office Space: Testing the Implications of Real Options Models with Competitive Interactions".
Spring 2008 Outstanding Referee 2007
Stephen D. Cauley, Lecturer and Associate Director of Research for the Ziman Center, was recognized for Outstanding Referee Service by the Editors of Real Estate Economics for his service to the journal. Real Estate Economics is the publication of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. The journal, published since 1973, is considered the premier journal for real estate related topics. Its purpose is to facilitate communication among academic researchers and industry professionals and to improve the analysis of real estate decisions. To learn more about Real Estate Economics, or to search abstracts and download articles, visit http://www.areuea.org/publications/ree/.