Overview of Special Issue: In Celebration of the UConn
Real Estate Center’s50thSymposium
John P. Harding
John S. Howe
Published online: 12 October 2016
Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
The papers in this Special Issue were competitively selected from the University of
Connecticut Real Estate Center’s 50th Symposium held March 26–28, 2015. In this
introduction, we provide a structure for thinking about the relation(s) among the papers.
In so doing, we provide a brief summary of each paper that really does not do justice to
the quality of the papers. We urge you to read the papers themselves.
The papers can be organized in the following way: 1) determinants of the value of
real estate assets; 2) empirical methods
for determining the value of real estate assets;
and 3) the valuation of claims on real estate assets. Schematically, we can represent this
hierarchy as follows:
J Real Estate Finan Econ (2017) 54:269–271
And for goodness sake, don’tusethewordBmethodology^ which means Ba system of methods used in a
particular area of study or activity^ to describe empirical undertakings.
* John S. Howe
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA