2019 Sponsored Conferences

In addition to the three research conferences organized by AREUEA each year, (i.e., AREUEA-ASSA, National, and International conferences), it partners with other organizations and agencies to bring to its members a broad range of opportunities for participation. These forums are designed to foster the open exchange of ideas and the dissemination of scholarly research on issues critical to real estate and urban economics.

2019 AREUEA-Nareit Research Conference
2019 Special AREUEA-Nareit Research Conference on Real Estate Investment Trusts

Sponsored by AREUEA and NAREIT
October 9-10, 2019
Washington, D.C.

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), in conjunction with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT®), is pleased to announce the 2019 Special AREUEA-Nareit Research Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on October 9-10, 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Participation in the event as an author requires response to the call for papers by February 1, 2019 for research related to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and non-REIT listed property companies (LPCs).

Authors responding to this CFP will have manuscripts considered for presentation and discussion at the fourth REIT Research Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. on October 9-10, 2019. One paper presented at the REIT Research Conference will be selected “Best Paper,” and its author(s) will be awarded a prize of $5,000.

Authors may also choose to simultaneously submit their manuscript for publication consideration at Real Estate Economics, but submission is not required for consideration for presentation at the conference.

Authors are encouraged to submit the results of original research, both theoretical and empirical, on all questions bearing on REITs and LPCs. Special attention will be given to manuscripts focusing on mortgage REITs, REIT bonds, and REIT preferred securities. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:

  • Industrial organization issues for REITs and LPCs, e.g., financing, capital structure, executive compensation, operating expenses, economies of scale, property type or geographic focus/diversification, ownership structure, etc.
  • Valuation of REITs, LPCs, and other real estate assets, whether securitized or not and whether listed or not, including the existence of premia associated with illiquidity, opacity, governance, etc.
  • Investment characteristics of REITs and LPCs both within real estate portfolios and in mixed-asset portfolios, e.g., returns, volatility, correlation/cointegration, interest rate sensitivity, liquidity, momentum, etc., whether using short-horizon or long-horizon data.
  • The relationships among listed and unlisted real estate assets including listed REITs and LPCs, public non-listed REITs (PNLRs), open-end or closed-end private equity real estate funds (including limited partnerships), and real estate assets held directly or through separate accounts.

To be considered for the REIT Research Conference, authors should submit manuscripts electronically by February 1, 2019 to:

Prof. Timothy Riddiough
University of Wisconsin
[email protected]

Conference Venue

The AREUEA-Nareit Research Conference will take place at the NAREIT office in Washington, D.C.

Hotel Expenses for Presenters

Travel expenses (transportation and one night's lodging) for invited presenters will be covered by Nareit.