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Lied Center for Real Estate News

The Lied Center for Real Estate (Formerly Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies) was established in 1989 by the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to foster excellence in real estate education and research. The center was endowed in 1991 through a generous gift and a challenge grant from the Ernest F. Lied Foundation Trust.

Current Real Estate News

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Campus News |

News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

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Campus News |

As the nation's most-watched sports entertainment event rolls into town, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.

Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News |

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Graduation surprise
Campus News |

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

Wildfire scorch marks.
Research |

UNLV research shows that FEMA-declared wildfire disasters in the fastest-growing home development areas have minimal impact on new home construction.

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Business and Community |

April 20 conference to feature economic and real estate forecasts for the coming year. 

Real Estate In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

There is no way around it, the Las Vegas Valley has a big problem, said the leader of the Nevada Housing Coalition. “Straight answer is we have a housing crisis in every sense of the imagination,” said Maurice Page, executive director for the coalition.

Las Vegas Review Journal

With mortgage rates at a 20-year high and many homeowners locked into low rates they nabbed during the pandemic, fewer existing houses are selling in Southern Nevada and homebuilders are offering more incentives to get buyers into new homes.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The Las Vegas Valley could run out of land to build houses in as little as eight years, and this is definitely cause for concern, the leader of the region’s homebuilders association said.


If you're a renter, chances are your rent has increased in the last year. According to Redfin, the median rent in Las Vegas is about $1,500, while the national average is just over $ 1,600.

Las Vegas Review Journal

The Las Vegas metro region has one of the highest rates of rental burdens in the country, according to a new UNLV study. In Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and the overall metro region, 58.3 percent of all renters are spending more than 30 percent of their income on rental costs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development states that a renter is “housing cost burdened” if they are spending more than 30 percent of their income on  housing costs.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Investor purchases are on the rise again, and the Las Vegas Valley has seen one of the biggest upticks in the country, according to Redfin.

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Recent Real Estate Accomplishments

Nicholas B. Irwin (Economics) has been appointed as the Research Director at UNLV’s Lied Center for Real Estate. In this role, Irwin will expand the Center’s research program in both the academic and policy arenas. He will also work with Shawn J. McCoy, Lied Center Director, to further enhance Lied’s strong reputation in the state and local…
Shawn McCoy (Economics; Director of the Lied Center for Real Estate) was recently interviewed by Fox5 about his paper on wildfires and residential development. The paper was co-authored with Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and Katie Jo Black (Kenyon College).
Shawn McCoy (Economics; Lied Center for Real Estate) and Nicholas Irwin (Economics) were both recently interviewed by the Las Vegas Sun about their recent research article studying residential development in the aftermath of wildfires.
Nicholas Irwin (Economics), Shawn McCoy (Economics/Lied Center for Real Estate), and co-author Katie Jo Black (Kenyon College) recently published an article, "Wildfire risk, salience, and housing development in the wildland–urban interface," in the Journal of Regional Science, the pre-eminent journal in regional and urban…
Olivia Cheche (Political Science) and Peter Grema (Economics) presented their research at the 2021 Western Regional Honors Council Virtual Conference, last week. Cheche's research on "The Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" presents national and local data on disparities related to the racial, social, and fiscal aspects within the Las…
Vivek Sah (Lied Center for Real Estate) has been selected to serve as the vice program chair on the American Real Estate Society (ARES) board of directors for 2021-22. ARES is one of the leading and premier academic real estate organizations in the world.