Research Roundtables

The Institute seeks to foster a community of scholars who analyze important real estate issues and provide real-world solutions.

To this end, the Institute hosts Real Estate Research Roundtables, a series of faculty workshop presentations on papers and projects related to real estate, and partners with the colleges, schools, and departments at Notre Dame to bring in world-class external and internal speakers who are conducting cutting-edge research on real estate. The roundtables are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, with presentations rotating among disciplines on a wide range of topics. 

Spring 2024

#16  03/05/2024 (3:30-5:00 p.m. in 3060F Jenkins Nanovic Hall):  Fernando Ferreira (Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, Department of Real Estate, C.F. Koo Professor, Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy):  Paper Title Coming Soon [joint with Department of Economics, Applied Micro Workshop]

#15:  01/30/2024 (12:30-1:30 p.m. in Eck Hall of Law 2130):  Roger Alford (Professor of Law):  "Anticompetition in Buying and Selling Homes" [joint with Law School Faculty Colloquium] 

Fall 2022

#14: 11/17/2022:  Evan Mast (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Economics), "Static Neighborhoods, Dynamic People: Migration and Income Dynamics in High-Poverty Neighborhoods"  

#13: 10/11/2022:  Pedro Gete (FIRE Visiting Scholar, IE Business School), "Portfolio Choice with Housing as an Investment"

#12:  09/29/2022:  Maria Maciá (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Law), "From Intent to Disparate Impact: A Legal Standard’s Effect on Mortgage Lending Discrimination"

Spring 2022

#11: 03/24/2022:  Tracy Kijewski-Correa (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Engineering & Keough): "Role of Real Estate Market Actors in Achieving Coastal Community Resilience"

#10: 02/25/2022: Tobias Mühlhofer (Sabey Visiting Professor, University of Miami):  "Leverage Cycles in a Mature Asset Class: New Evidence from Commercial Property Markets"

#9: 0/2/11/2022: Davin Raiha (Sabey Teaching Professor & FIRE Faculty Fellow, Economics):  "House Search Traffic: Does It Matter?"

Fall 2021

#8: 11/11/2021: Stefanos Polyzoides (Dean, Architecture) & Marianne Cusato (Architecture), "South Bend Community Engagement: New Urbanism & Urban Repair Case Studies"

Spring 2021

#7: 05/11/2021: Lakshmi Iyer (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Economics), "A Field of Her Own? Property Rights and Women's Agency in Myanmar" 

#6: 04/20/2021: Nicole Stelle Garnett (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Law) & Fr. Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., "Religious Covenants"

Fall 2020

#5: 11/13/2020: Ashley P. Thrall (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Engineering), "Kinetic Structures: Modular, Rapidly Erectable, and Deployable Structures"  

#4: 10/13/2020: James J. Kelly, Jr. (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Law), "To Have and To Hold: Residential Landlords’ Discretion to Evict and Tenants’ Option to Remain"

#3: 09/10/2020: David Echeverry (Sabey Visiting Assistant Professor, Finance & Real Estate), "Adverse Selection in the Mortgage Markets: Fannie Mae Selling Default Risk"

Spring 2020

#2: 02/28/2020: David Pirchio & Kevin Walsh (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Engineering), "Typological Classification and Rapid Seismic Risk Assessment of Medieval Churches in Italy"

#1: 01/31/2020: Rob Collinson (FIRE Faculty Fellow, Economics), "The Effects of Evictions on Families"


All of the Institute's Faculty Fellows—as well as other interested faculty and graduate students—are invited to attend.

* Event details can be found on News & Events, or by contacting FIRE at