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Chao-Hon Chen Institute for
Global Real Estate Finance

Welcome to the Chao-Hon Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business. Drawing on faculty from across Stern, partnerships with urban and real estate research centers university-wide, and deep engagement with leaders in industry and policymakers, the Chen Institute advances our understanding of real estate and the built environment through groundbreaking scholarship, applied research, and teaching. Home to the Center for Real Estate Finance, as well as initiatives addressing issues ranging from data science to real estate in emerging economies to the critical challenge of climate change and the built environment, the Institute and its affiliated faculty work to address the most significant questions facing the industry today and into the future.

CENTERS AND INITIATIVES

Center for Real Estate Finance
Established in late 2012 and engaging faculty, fellows, doctoral students, an industry partners in finance and related disciplines, the Center for Real Estate Finance is a world-leader in residential and commercial real estate finance research and policy impact.

Initiative in Real Estate Data Science and Property Technology
The Initiative in Real Estate Data Science and Property Technology conducts research in proptech as a source of industry-wide disruption and innovation, as well as real estate data analysis and visualization, applied statistical modeling, and emerging and prospective real estate applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Initiative for Climate and the Built Environment
The Initiative for Climate and the Built Environment convenes leaders in research, policy, and private industry to explore market structures, data and measurement systems, and building-level technologies for addressing the real estate industry’s outsized impact on climate change as well as strategies for mitigating the impact of climate change on real assets.

Initiative in Real Estate in Emerging Markets
Addressing the increasing globalization of real estate investment, and the institutionalization of real estate markets in emerging economies around the world, the Initiative in Real Estate in Emerging Markets leverages NYU’s unique global network in focusing on issues of special importance to these markets, including financial market structures, governance and legal frameworks, regulation of capital flows, and market information.


Events and Programs

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Industry

Through its conferences and events, the Institute convenes leaders in industry and policymaking.

Industry Conferences & Events
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Research

Faculty-hosted Research Forums advance our understanding of issues ranging capital markets to green finance. 

RESEARCH FORUMS
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Students

Site visits, workshops, and direct engagement with executives connect students with industry.

Student Programs

Featured Faculty

Theresa Kuchler, PhD

Theresa Kuchler, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance and John L. Vogelstein Faculty Fellow
Key Areas of Interest: Household Finance, Behavioral Economics

Faculty Profile
Johannes Stroebel

Johannes Stroebel, PhD

David S. Loeb Professor of Finance
Key Areas of Interest: Real Estate Economics, Climate Finance

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Arpit Gupta, PhD

Associate Professor of Finance
Key Areas of Interest: Real Estate Finance, Mortgage Markets, Household Finance

Faculty Profile
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Research Leadership

Research

Research at the Institute spans a broad range of issues of both immediate and long-term importance to the residential and commercial real estate industries. Affiliated faculty are widely published in leading academic and applied research journals, serve in key advisory positions in local and federal government, and present their findings and policy guidance regularly.

Charles Chen, MBA '91

About Chao-Hon Chen and the Chen Family

“The impetus for this gift is to honor my father, who is a strong believer in the power of education and was the first in our family to attend a major university. He has also been instrumental in building our family business and in driving our family's philanthropy. In his name, I am delighted to partner with the School to endow an enduring hub of thought leadership..." ~ Charles Chen (MBA '91)

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