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Insights 2019-01-03T11:17:03+00:00


An essential component of any academic program is thoughtful research at both the peer-reviewed and trade levels. The Steers Center’s approach is one of application, which is evident in our curriculum, but also in the research we produce. Our focus is on creating knowledge that is useful to the industry and impacts practice. The following is representative of the “application first” mindset that represents the ethos of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate.

Working Papers

Cypher, Matthew, Lee Pinkowitz and Sara Rutledge, “The Role of the Value-Add Bucket in Open-Ended, Commingled Core Funds”



Matthew L. Cypher and Sunil Madan – Why India’s Market is in for a Big BoostFortune  – 2016

Matthew L. Cypher, Grocery – Anchored Retail: Still a Safer Bet?, Urban Land – 2016

Robert S. Flanagan and W. Edward Walter – Fixing Metro’s Fundamental Flaw, Washington Post Op Ed – 2016

Faculty in the News

Matthew L. Cypher quoted in New York Times article about Jared Kushners real estate empire. Click here to read more.

The Dallas Morning News quoted Matthew L. Cypher concerning redevelopment of the historic Statler Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Click here to read more.

Current faculty member and Urban Land Institute’s Global CEO, W. Edward Walter (L’80), answers questions from the National Real Estate Investor regarding the future of commercial real estate investing in 2019. Click here to read more.