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

May 20, 2020
Right now, many businesses are struggling to pay the rent and trying to negotiate a discount.
May 14, 2020
The spring homebuying season arrived this year without a bloom.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
May 4, 2020
The housing market has a cycle. A real estate expert told 8 News Now that southern Nevada was overdue for a slow down, and the pandemic just accelerated that.
Las Vegas Review Journal
January 21, 2020
Las Vegas’ foreclosure rate was above the national average in 2019 but fell to its lowest point in years, a new report shows.

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.