Vivek Sah, Ph.D.
Director, Lied Center for Real Estate
Dr. Vivek Sah is the Director of the Lied Center for Real Estate in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). At UNLV, he is responsible for leading the Lied lnstitute’s efforts to grow the real estate program for students and supporting the education needs of the industry professionals in the Nevada region. He also leads efforts to conduct innovative policy-oriented research, forging strategic partnerships, and the development of public forums that engage the community and provide them with a better understanding of Nevada real estate. Prior to UNLV, he spent eight years as a faculty in the Department of Finance and Real Estate and as a member of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in the School of Business at the University of San Diego. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in real estate finance, commercial real estate investments, real estate valuation and real estate market analysis. He got his PhD in Business Administration with a focus on Real Estate Finance and Investments from Georgia State University in 2009. He has an MBA in Finance and holds an engineering degree from India.
Dr. Sah’s primary research interests and focus are in the areas of REITs, and Housing. His research has been published in all leading real estate journals in the U.S and U.K including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Property Research, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Journal of Housing Research, Appraisal Journal and Journal of Property Investment and Finance. He has presented in numerous domestic and international conferences held by American Real Estate Society and American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He has won various awards for his research work. In 2009, Vivek’s dissertation won the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research under the property category. In 2014, he won the best paper award for his work on "Green REITs" at The Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. His paper on the effect of distance to school on home values won the best paper award in Economics at the Academy of Economics and Finance in 2014. He is currently an editor of Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and past section editor of Journal of Real Estate Literature. He is currently UNLV’s expert on housing and real estate, and has been quoted in media on numerous occasions including National Public Radio and Wall Street Journal along-with all the local media outlets. Dr. Sah is also one of the thirteen national level Distinguished Research Fellows of NAIOP, which is one of North America's largest, and most prestigious commercial real estate organizations.