Center For Real Estate Selected To Administer Prestigious International Association

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) has selected the Center for Real Estate Education & Research in the College of Business at Florida State University to serve as its administrative home.

Established in 1964, AREUEA is recognized for its global leadership in promoting scholarly research in real estate and urban economics. AREUEA works to advance the scope of knowledge in these disciplines and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among its academic, governmental, and professional members, as well as institutions and organizations interested in understanding real estate and urban economic issues. Real Estate Economics, the association’s journal, is widely regarded as one of the premier scholarly journals in the field of real estate and urban economics.

"It is an honor to house this leading global organization at Florida State,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, College of Business dean. “Our selection serves to confirm the top-tier status of our real estate program.”

Florida State’s real estate program consistently is ranked among the top 10 programs at public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The real estate program faculty were ranked second globally in scholarly publications in their discipline's core academic research journals in a recent article published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Elizabeth (Liz) Laffitte has joined the center as special projects coordinator and executive director of AREUEA.

This coming academic year AREUEA will host research conferences in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and will co-sponsor a conference at Jiju Island, Korea. Future conferences are slated for the cities of Singapore, San Diego, Jerusalem and Philadelphia.

For more information about the association, visit or contact Liz Laffitte at

About the Center for Real Estate Education & Research:
The Center for Real Estate Education & Research fosters interaction among the program’s students, alumni, friends and the real estate community through a complement of activities including its annual Real Estate Trends & Networking Conference; the Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series; Market Strategy Forums for senior executives; research symposiums,; and other forums in which executives and scholars can exchange ideas and share insights. The Center also supports the activities of faculty through grants and programs such as the Francis J. Nardozza Scholars’ Program and the Kislak Awards.