Building a More Robust Pipeline
of Real Estate Researchers and Professionals:
The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association

The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) pipeline scholars initiative aims to expand and diversify the pipeline of researchers and practitioners in housing and real estate. As the leading association for academic research in real estate and urban economics, AREUEA has about 700 members who do cutting-edge research on housing and urban issues and can help introduce emerging professionals to the field.

We select 12-15 college students or recent graduates with a demonstrated interest in research in real estate or urban economics each year. Our recruiting efforts aim to reach students from diverse backgrounds, especially those under-represented in real estate and economics. The selected pipeline scholars are invited to attend AREUEA’s National Meeting, held annually during the early summer in Washington, DC.

The conference draws a wide array of real estate scholars and professionals, ranging from policymakers, government researchers, academic researchers, and practitioners. Because of the location and diverse audience, the conference is an ideal setting for emerging scholars and professionals to learn about careers in housing, real estate, and finance. We offer free registration and travel support to the selected participants.

In addition to participating in the regular conference events, the pipeline scholars attend a special event each year designed to advance their understanding of the field. In the first year, Brookings Institution Fellow Jenny Schuetz talked to the scholars about her book on housing policy, Fixer Upper, and we gave each of them signed copies of the book to bring home. In the second year, we are organized a career panel to expose scholars to academia, industry, and government opportunities.

Pipeline scholars are also connected to AREUEA members who can continue to provide guidance on careers and graduate school options after the conference. To do so, we host a pre-conference reception, where students are introduced to AREUEA board members and leading Ph.D. students and post-docs in real estate related fields.

To recruit scholars, we reach out to our membership to encourage their students to apply. We have collaborated with HCBUs, the Ph.D. Project, the Sadie Collective, the Research in Color Foundation, the Policy AcademiesPredoc, and Project Destined. We are grateful to Wells Fargo for their support of this initiative.

Applicants who are interested in participating in AREUEA’s Pipeline Scholars program may send their applications by clicking here or using the following link:

AREUEA Pipeline Scholars Program Application

2023 Pipeline Scholars


2022 Pipeline Scholars