Vivek Sah

Director, Lied Center for Real Estate
Associate Professor of Real Estate
Expertise: Real Estate, Housing Indicators, Real Estate Investment Trusts


Vivek Sah is the director of the Lied Center for Real Estate in UNLV's Lee Business School. He oversees the lnstitute’s efforts to build a real estate program for students and support educational opportunities for industry professionals in the region. Within the Lied Institute, Sah also conducts policy research, hosts public forums, and develops strategic partnerships to better the community's understanding of Nevada real estate.

Sah’s research focuses primarily on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and housing. His work is published in top real estate journals in the U.S and U.K., and he's the current editor of Journal of Sustainable Real Estate. Sah is a distinguished research fellow for NAIOP, a leading commercial real estate development association. 


  • Ph.D., Real Estate, Georgia State University
  • M.B.A., Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India
  • B.E., National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

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Vivek Sah In The News

Nevada Current
August 24, 2020
When the City of Henderson became the only municipality in Southern Nevada to allow short-term vacation rentals, council members said the ordinance would regulate the industry by honing in on illegal operators and making the cost of doing business prohibitive for bad actors via hefty fines.
August 19, 2020
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably come across a dream home or two while scrolling through Zillow or another listing site.
Nevada Current
August 17, 2020
Now that the federal government’s $600 weekly payments to the unemployed and underemployed have stopped and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures are expiring, more than two-thirds of Americans are concerned about being able to make ends meet, according to a report from TransUnion.
Wyoming Public Media
August 12, 2020
Elise Dantzler has been working in restaurants since she was 15. But, like many in her industry, she was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That forced the 25-year-old Coloradan to rethink her living situation.

Articles Featuring Vivek Sah

Campus NewsSeptember 15, 2020
UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.
Eight UNLV graduates pose for a photo in their graduation attire.
Campus NewsJune 11, 2020
A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.
An apartment complex in Las Vegas
Business and CommunityAugust 16, 2019
Quarterly report from the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies provides zip code-specific data for apartment market trends throughout Las Vegas.
An aerial photograph of homes in a Southern Nevada neighborhood.
Business and CommunityApril 2, 2019
Director of UNLV Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies offers key factors to consider when finding your permanent home.