Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage/Agency and Markets, Department of Finance, Monte Ahuja College of Business, established with a gift from Mr. Paul J. Everson helps support real estate activities in three distinct areas: research, education, and community outreach.
The Center's mission is to serve as the leading resource for the Cleveland area real estate professionals and students in ways to enhance their knowledge, competence, and career opportunities in real estate and brokerage services. The Center strives to achieve these objectives through academic preparation, certificate programs, seminars, continuing education and other support activities.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Chenchu Bathala, Chairperson, Department of Finance (216-687-4715).
The Paul J. Everson Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage/Agency and Markets hosts an annual Real Estate Conference bringing together experts to discuss current issues and cutting-edge topics dealing with real estate finance, investment, and brokerage services. For more information on this year's conference as well as photos and details of past conferences, please see the Real Estate Conference web page.
The Greater Cleveland Mortgage Banker's Association scholarship is provided every year to deserving undergraduate and graduate students.
The Paul J. Everson Real Estate Scholarship is also awarded each year.
Currently, the Center has an endowment of about $500,000 and continues to raise additional funds. These funds are used to:
Each year, the Center further conducts and promotes real estate research by helping faculty obtain grants from outside agencies and organizations.
Each academic year, a research seminar series is conducted. In past years, speakers from Hong Kong, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia have appeared. In addition, research presentations are made each year by faculty from other universities, such as Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and Penn State University, as well as from CSU.
The Real Estate Research Center sponsors a nationally-known Real Estate expert on campus each year through the Anthony J. Calabrese Distinguished Real Estate Lecture Series. These experts speak with students, faculty, and industry executives over a two-day program. The year 2002/2003 featured Marc G. Louargand, Ph.D., Managing Director of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Inc., headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Louargand has oversight of Cornerstone's $200 million public market investment portfolio.
Past participants have included the following:
2002/2003–Marc G. Louargand, Ph.D., Managing Director of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Inc., headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.
2001/2002–Raymond G. Torto, Ph.D., Founding Partner of Torto-Wheaton Research
2000–Jacques N. Gordon, Ph.D., Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated
1999–Glenn Mueller, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Real Estate Capital Markets at Johns Hopkins University
1998–Steven P. Laposa, National Director of Real Estate Research at Price Waterhouse.
1997–Isaac F. Megbologbe, Ph.D., Fannie Mae Foundation
1995–Kerry D. Vandell, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
1994–Stephen E. Roulac, Ph.D., The Roulac Group Director: