Vivek Sah

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


Vivek Sah is the director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies 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

October 18, 2019
Growth in the global economy is stalling. Trade tension with China is at an all-time high. So is a recession near? Many economists say yes.
The Dallas Morning News
September 17, 2019
It’s an age-old question that gets asked time and again by folks on the fence: Is it better to buy a home or rent? The answer, of course, has always depended on personal circumstances and market conditions.
Fox News
July 25, 2019
After five years of living in sunny California, Billy Mitchell decided to leave the Golden State for the Nevada desert, where he could get more bang for his buck.
Apartment Therapy
March 12, 2019
You see homeownership in your future. But, after looking into your crystal ball—err, savings account—are you envisioning yourself at the closing table in the next month? Year? Five years? TBD depending on if you win the lotto?

Articles Featuring Vivek Sah

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.