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Warrington Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department named in honor of retired professor Eugene F. Brigham

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business proudly announces the naming of its Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department in recognition of Eugene F. Brigham for his extraordinary philanthropy and lifetime of professional achievement in the world of finance education. With approval from the UF Board of Trustees, the department is now officially the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department. Brigham, who began his career at the University of Florida as a finance

Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative ideas from Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected. Warrington faculty had 128 papers accepted or published in the 2019-2020 academic year, including:

The next big problem for the economy: Businesses can’t pay their rent

“Nearly half of commercial retail rents were not paid in May. Companies as big as Starbucks say the financial devastation from the shutdown has left them unable to pay their full property bills on time. Some companies warn they will not be able to pay rent for months,” writes Heather Long of The Washington Post.  See what Ken and Linda McGurn Professor Dr. David Ling has to say about how this might play out in this story from The Washington

New research finds commercial real estate prices are not equally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the world, the resulting economic consequences are negatively affecting people and businesses alike. With unemployment rates rivaling that of the Great Depression and many businesses hanging ‘closed’ signs in their windows, people are struggling to make essential payments – a major one being their personal and business properties. Between the lack of cash on-hand and rent strikes across the nation, commercial property owners have been hit hard. Real

Trends Conference provides transformational experience

By Andrea Johansson (MSRE ’20) The Trends Conference assembles annually and this year the conversation did not disappoint. Trends brings together professionals that may practice in vastly different areas within the commercial real estate sector, but for two days, they congregate to discuss overarching topics that effect national and global economic trends. Within that room you are just a few degrees away from every key player in global commercial real estate. This year, the conference began just one week before

Avison Young managing director named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla.—Nick Banks was honored as the 2020 Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Banks (BSBA ’90) is a principal and managing director with Avison Young and responsible for overseeing the firm’s activities in North Florida. He is the global leader of Avison Young’s Retail Affinity Group and also a member of the company’s US Executive Committee. “It was an amazing honor,” Banks said

2019’s Best Beach Towns to Live in

If you’re thinking about moving the beach any time soon, be sure to check out advice from William D. Hussey Professor Dr. Wayne Archer about what people should look for when investing in beach real estate, beach property value and more in this WalletHub story. You can also view the best beach towns by the ocean and America’s lakes as ranked by WalletHub.

Financial services expert named Bergstrom Center’s Alumnus of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sandy Hostetter was honored as the 2019 Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. She is the second female recipient of the award. Hostetter is Central Florida Market President at SunTrust Bank. She has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining SunTrust, Hostetter was President of Valley National Bank for 16 years, Chief Executive Officer of

Bergstrom Center names Lifetime Service Award after Edgar Jones, Jr.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center announced the first Edgar Jones, Jr. Lifetime Service Award at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on March 15. The award is named in honor of Edgar Jones Jr., a long-time South Florida real estate executive and former Bergstrom Center Advisory Board member. “This award and recognition is very special,” Jones said. “I have truly enjoyed my efforts to promote the real estate program at

Bergstrom Center presents inaugural Lifetime Service Award

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center presented the first Edgar Jones, Jr. Lifetime Service Award at its annual Trends & Strategies Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on March 15. Richard Bezold was the first ever recipient of the award. Bezold is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Miami-based Akerman, one of the nation’s top-ranked real estate legal teams representing developers, investors and other real estate end users in complex transactions, development and