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  Helpful Information Sources for Students

Lehigh University
Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies
Perella Department of Finance

Academic Associations
AFA (American Finance Association)
ARES (American Real Estate Society)
AREUEA (American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association)
FMA (Financial Management Association)

Real Estate Trade Groups
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association International)
CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute)
CREFC (Commercial Real Estate Finance Council)
ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association)
NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts)
NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries)
ULI (Urban Land Institute)

Published Academic Research in Finance
JF (Journal of Finance)
JFE (Journal of Financial Economics)
JFQA (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis)
RFS (Review of Financial Studies)

Published Academic Research in Real Estate
JREFE (Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics)
JRER (Journal of Real Estate Research)
REE (Real Estate Economics)

Other Sources of Academic Research
Google Scholar
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
SSRN (Social Science Research Network)

ARGUS Software (Commercial property & portfolio valuation software)
CoStar Group (Commercial real estate data)
CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Indices (Commercial real estate market activity indicators)
EDGAR (The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission online filings database)
MIAC Analytics (Mortgage pool valuation software)
RCA (Real Capital Analytics)
SNL Financial (Publicly traded real estate company data)