Center for Real Estate and Finance

Leaders in Commercial Real Estate Education, Research, and Knowledge
Center for Real Estate and Finance

The Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF) was established in 2009 to provide a platform for educating students, creating new knowledge through research activities, and exchanging information about real estate and finance with a broad set of audiences. Building on a long-standing tradition of quality research in the hospitality industry, growth of the CREF faculty places the School of Hotel Administration at the forefront of research in all areas of commercial real estate, from the study of the behavior of real estate assets in investment portfolios to an understanding of real estate capital markets to the science of hedging real estate risk. CREF faculty serve as editors and editorial board members of the most prestigious journals in the field and publish regularly in the real estate and finance press.