BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research faculty at Florida Atlantic University rank 24th in the world for their intellectual contributions to the real estate industry through their publications in top peer-reviewed journals, according to the Journal of Real Estate Literature.
"Being ranked among the top 25 programs in the world is a recognition of the excellent group of research faculty we have assembled here at FAU," said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU's College of Business. "Real estate has long been an integral component of the economy in Florida, and FAU has made this an area of strategic emphasis and potential growth for the university."
The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings emphasize contributions to the real estate industry body of knowledge based on author and institution from 2012 to 2016. Rankings are based on the number of publications in the top three peer-reviewed, finance-based real estate journals, including the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research and Real Estate Economics.
"We are pleased to see FAU ranked so highly among such institutions as the University of Florida, Johns Hopkins, the University of Wisconsin and MIT," said Ken Johnson, Ph.D., the Investments Limited professor in finance and associate dean of graduate programs at FAU's College of Business. "These rankings are evidence of FAU's dedication and service to the community by providing top flight real estate research."
Johnson is one of four faculty members of FAU's Real Estate Initiative, which includes fellow business professors Ping Cheng, Ph.D., Steven Bourassa, Ph.D., director of FAU's School of Urban & Regional Planning within FAU's College for Design and Social Inquiry, and Jesse Saginor, Ph.D., associate professor in FAU's School of Urban & Regional Planning.
"These rankings highlight real estate intellectual contributions, and similar to real estate markets, these contributions can change over time," Saginor said. "The Real Estate Academic Leadership rankings are one way to track this change internationally based on these contributions to real estate knowledge."
The rankings are published in the Journal of Real Estate Literature, Volume 24, Issue 2, 2016.
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SOURCE Florida Atlantic University College of Business