March 30, 2015

Special Research Project RFP

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The Real Estate Research Institute annual conference is being held April 29-30, 2015. The conference is being hosted by the Real Estate Center at DePaul University. The event spans one to two days and includes presentations from some of the nation's top researchers, as well as panels and open discussions on topics of current industry interest. Participants take home working papers on topics presented at the seminar and have the opportunity to network with many of the nation's leading investment managers, consultants, plan sponsors and academics. Click here for more information.

Meet a Sponsor

With over 300 employees operating in 25 countries around the world, IPD is the global leader in real estate performance measurement and risk analytics. We provide an independent view of global market and fund performance by promoting transparency, knowledge and research. Our services around the world are provided through local country offices, and in some cases in partnership with existing trade associations to ensure local knowledge.

We focus exclusively on data validation, data management and attribution analysis for commercial real estate. We deliver powerful comparative performance analytics that help real estate professionals, researchers and financiers understand the drivers of investment performance. IPD’s global databank comprises of more than 50,000 individual assets, held in more than 1,400 investment funds, with a market value of about US$ 1.2 trillion. To guarantee our independence we do not invest in the market, nor do we offer any direct investment advice.

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Are Non-Traditional Property Types Real Estate?

The Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) invites proposals for research projects addressing the question: Are non-traditional property types “real estate” and what are their characteristics? The characteristics in question include the risk and return properties of non-traditional property types, the correlations of their returns with traditional property types and other asset classes, and other potentially important aspects of these asset for investors. Non-traditional property types include self-storage, senior housing, student housing, medical office, data centers, billboards, lab space, cell towers, prisons, etc. Proposals may consider either US or non-US property markets (or both).


The Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) seeks proposals for funding of research to be undertaken in 2015. RERI is a non-profit organization created to stimulate high-quality research on real estate investment performance and market fundamentals that will elevate the quality of real estate investment decision making. Through its research funding, RERI also aims to encourage and support developing real estate researchers among junior faculty and graduate students.

Deadline for receipt of proposals to RERI is February 2, 2015 midnight, EST.

Proposals and information requests should be emailed to


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