UF Center for Real Estate Studies is 8th most influential

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In its fall 2006 publication, Real Estate Economics ranked the University of Florida as the eighth most influential university in real estate research. The same publication ranked David Ling, UF’s William D. Hussey Professor of Real Estate, as the seventh most influential individual real estate researcher.

The university’s “influence” ranking is based on the number of times articles published by UF researchers were cited in leading real estate journals from 2000 through 2004. This ranking places UF ahead of other well‐known real estate programs, such as those at the University of Wisconsin, Wharton, University of British Columbia, Penn State, and the University of Southern California, to name a few. This ranking is especially noteworthy given that the number of real estate research faculty at UF is much smaller than the real estate faculty at the institutions listed above.

“In academic research, the most important measure of one’s influence on the discipline is the frequency with which other scholars reference and cite your work,” says Ling, who also directs UF’s master’s program in Real Estate. “So, we are very pleased that the real estate and urban economics research community has found our research to be important and helpful in their work.”

Real Estate Economics, the Journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, is internationally recognized as the top academic journal focused on real estate and urban economics research.