About the Institute

Our History

The Lied Institute was established in 1989 by the College of Business (now the Lee Business School) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to foster excellence in real estate education and research. The institute was endowed in 1991 through a generous gift and a challenge grant from the Ernest F. Lied Foundation Trust. Through partnerships with business and community leaders, the Lied Institute strives to improve real estate business and effective public-policy practices in Southern Nevada.

Our Mission

The Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies seeks to advance real estate knowledge, inform business practice, and address issues that affect the real estate industry and public policy. The institute produces relevant and timely real estate research, supports educational programs in real estate economics and finance for students and professionals, and provides community outreach.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors consists of active academic and real estate professionals, appointed to overview the institute’s operation goals and to direct the institute’s philosophy of community involvement.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council supports the institute in the mentorship program, the career day program, and community outreach events. This council consists of prominent members of the real estate industry and organizations.