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Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Florida Commercial Real Estate Operations

This is a chart analysis using the same data from the previous COVID-19 paper1 to focus specifically on the state of Florida and further focus on selected metropolitan areas. We should expect that as the samples get smaller, the results will become more volatile. However, the consistency of pattern confirms our initial interpretations. If we take the Survey Collection results at the national level and assume a similar result for Florida, we might anticipate that the NOI for the third

QS ranks Warrington’s Master of Science in Finance the No. 6 program in the United States

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program was named among the best master’s programs in finance on QS’ 2021 Master’s in Finance Rankings released Wednesday. Among the 62 programs ranked in the U.S., the University of Florida’s MSF program was named No. 6. The UF MSF program was also named the No. 4 program among public schools in the U.S., following the University of California – Berkeley, the University of California – Los

Meet Bill Hughes, leader of UF Warrington’s new Applied Real Estate Research Initiative

The University of Florida Warrington College of Business recently announced the creation of a preeminent resource for the real estate industry, the Applied Real Estate Research Initiative, housed in the Bergstrom Real Estate Center. Tapped to lead the Applied Real Estate Research Initiative is real estate expert Bill Hughes. As Executive Director of Applied Research, Hughes will lead the effort in delivering data-driven reports for the real estate community. Most recently, Hughes served for 15 years as Global Head of

GreatSchools Wanted to Disrupt Online School Ratings. But Did It Make Neighborhood Segregation Worse?

While the website has become the go-to source for information on local schools, research from Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar highlights that after GreatSchools was introduced, the gap between average home prices near schools with better ratings increased by more than $16,300 after three years compared to those near average-rated schools, and those areas close to highly rated schools attracted more white and Asian residents. Read more about Kumar’s research in this story from Mother Jones. 

Five reasons to attend the 2020 UF MBA Fall Virtual Open House

If you’ve been thinking about pursuing an MBA, you know there’s a lot for you to consider and even more questions you want answered before you decide which program is right for you. UF MBA’s Fall Virtual Open House on Saturday, October 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. is the perfect event for you to get your questions answered, learn about UF MBA’s resources and how pursuing an MBA at the University of Florida can transform your career. Check

Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate Operations

It has been eight months since we learned about this virus and five months since the world started collectively reacting to it. In terms of real estate investment, this is a very short time. Five months is also too short to measure, collect and analyze the entire impact of any event on real estate operations. However, initial measures reveal that the impact is significant. Initial estimates of second quarter US GDP suggest that the economy operated at a level 9.5%

Tech IPOs leave no doubt—It’s now growth at any cost

Last week’s IPO for Snowflake, a cloud data software company, sheds light on the current state of tech investing. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on Snowflake’s IPO and just how much money it left on the table. See what he had to say in this story from Barron’s (subscription required).  

Top 5 benefits of participating in the Gainesville Entrepreneurship & Adversity Program

Whether you’re interested in turning your business dream into reality or your business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, the Gainesville Entrepreneurship & Adversity Program (GEAP) from the University of Florida Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center is designed to empower those living through adverse circumstances to create and grow their businesses. The next GEAP class is starting September 26 and includes 12-months of instruction. Read on to see the top 5 benefits of participating in GEAP. 1. Hands-on learning with University

An impactful healthcare career

When Graham Cherrington graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1984, he faced a tough choice – try to enter a down job market or pursue his MBA. Earning an MBA was always part of his plan, but he initially saw that happening through a weekend program later in his career. Instead, a strong GMAT score and a worsening job market pushed him to pursue his MBA. Once the decision was made, there wasn’t much doubt

Young Alumni Spotlight: Jade Skarda

Jade Mulvaney Skarda always looks forward to one specific part of her annual reviews at Deloitte. The review includes normal questions about performance and goals, but at the end, there’s always a question about what Deloitte refers to as “people contributions,” an important part of its evaluation process. It focuses on how employees are investing in others and building up employees in the organization. It doesn’t come natural for many, but for Skarda (BSBA ’16, MS-ISOM ’17), it’s a passion