The Ohio State Center for Real Estate at Fisher College of Business is dedicated to fostering excellence in real estate education, applied and academic research, and outreach through community and university partnerships. The Center’s main goal is to serve as a link between our students, faculty, alumni, and the various parts of the real estate industry, creating a vibrant community touching all aspects of real estate.
On April 27, 2016, The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate hosted its 2016 Real Estate Conference at the Ohio Union. This invitation-only event brought together leaders from all domains of the real estate industry to engage in thought provoking conversations about the state and the future of the real estate industry.
The conference program consisted of four shorter talks covering various topics from how psychology influences our financial decisions to the impact of autonomous cars on our cities and society. The keynote was delivered by Mr. Graham Wyatt, partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
For more information and detailed agenda, please visit the conference site and conference photos.
2015 was an exciting year for the Center - it was our first complete year since the Center's relaunch in June 2014. We have been working at building up the Center's programming, renewing the Center's research mission and enriching the educational experience of our students. We hope you enjoy reading the 2015 highlights.
Every year, the Ohio State Center for Real Estate awards a number of scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students that range from $1000 - $4000. This year, with the help of our generous donors, we were able to give away 20 scholarships totalling approximately $35,000 on annual bases. Congratulations to all our outstanding students and thank you to the Ohio Association of Realtors' Scholarship Selection Committee and to our donors who make the scholarships possible.
We are pleased to announce the award of our first round of research grants to Ohio State graduate students and faculty who are exploring real estate related topics in their research. The Center recieved 17 strong applications and has selected five proposals for funding. The projects represent five different departments across Ohio State campus and range in topics from the impact of brownfield redevelopment on surrounding neighborhoods to a case study of Campus Partners as the development arm of Ohio State. The funded projects will be producing an academic or a white paper, as well as a short summary of their results. For more details about the proposals funded, please visit our research page.
The Center for Real Estate and Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute unveiled its Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio 2016, an annual report offering in-depth insights and timely projections about trends influencing the local real estate market in the coming year. The program included an overview presentation highlighting key findings from Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio 2016 and a keynote presentation by Christopher Herbert, the Director of Joint Center on Housing Studies at Harvard University.