Real estate is the world's largest asset class, valued at over $200 trillion.

Historically, almost all wealth was in land. Today, real estate remains an integral part of the global economy. Understanding real estate investment and development is crucial to economic, financial, and social conditions across the globe.

But real estate is not just an asset class—how we invest, build, and develop shapes our world for generations.

The Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate seeks to be a preeminent center for the study of real estate through its research, teaching, and industry engagement while also providing a distinctive voice in promoting human flourishing and the common good.



Faculty within the Fitzgerald Institute pursue research and scholarly projects that are rigorous, data-driven, and interdisciplinary. Utilizing cutting-edge theoretical and empirical analysis to understand real estate and real estate markets, our research helps to inform the academy, industry, and public policy.



The Fitzgerald Institute is committed to delivering a first-rate education. We offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates theoretical knowledge (from economics and finance to architecture and law) with practical skills (from data analysis and writing proposals to marketing and making deals). With an added focus on ethics, our students excel across the industry with character, integrity, and moral vision.

Industry Engagement

Industry Engagement

The Fitzgerald Institute brings together faculty and students from multiple disciplines including Architecture, Arts & Letters, Business, Engineering, and Law and engages with industry partners worldwide. The Institute invites alumni, employers, and corporate affiliates to join the Institute, get involved with our students, and participate in our programs.