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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 not only in our curriculum, but also in the research that we produce. Our focus is on creating knowledge that is useful to the industry and that 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 was cited by The Washington Post on April 2nd, 2019 regarding the affect of late property tax payments on the Trump Organization’s bottom line. Click here to read more.

Matthew L. Cypher was quoted by The Washington Post on July 18th, 2018 regarding President Trump’s company and their late property tax payment.

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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.

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.