CALL FOR PAPERS and PARTICIPATION:
THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION
CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE AND URBAN ECONOMIC STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
REAL ESTATE SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 21-23, 2018
TOPIC: THE VALUATION OF RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE FOR APPRAISAL AND ASSESSMENT PURPOSES
The valuation of heterogeneous, thinly-traded assets such as real property interests presents challenges for lenders, insurers, assessors, and others for whom value is a key element in decision making.
To convene expertise and promote thoughtful scholarship in the Washington, DC area, Fannie Mae, in conjunction with The Appraisal Foundation, the University of Connecticut, School of Business, and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics announces a Call for Papers and Participation in a conference on topics related to the valuation of real estate.
Topics may include:
- Real estate appraisal
- The future of real estate valuation
- Emerging technologies
- Standards, laws, and regulation, or related subjects.
- Empirical, theoretical, or policy-oriented papers are welcome.
Approximately 12 papers will be selected for the program. Presenters and discussants will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses. There will be a reception and dinner during the course of the conference. There is no submission fee. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics will consider, after anonymous peer review, a subset of the papers presented at the conference for inclusion in a Special Issue to synthesize issues and findings. 2
April 23, 2018: Deadline for submission of abstracts and papers
(Preference will be given to completed papers and papers with preliminary results, although well-developed abstracts will be considered.)
May 23, 2018: Papers selected for presentation and authors notified
October 5, 2018: Completed papers due to discussant and organizers
Papers and Abstract Submission:
Papers or well-developed abstracts should be submitted electronically to
Debbie Philips at DCValSymp@uconn.edu; 860-486-3227
Submissions should include full contact information for the corresponding author.
Papers and abstracts will be reviewed by a Program Committee including Robert B. Avery, Federal Housing Finance Agency, John Brenan, The Appraisal Foundation, Jeff Cohen, University of Connecticut, Chinmoy Ghosh, University of Connecticut, Michael Lacour-Little, Fannie Mae, Daniel McMillen, University of Illinois, Raven S. Malloy, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Peter M. Zorn, Freddie Mac. Authors will be notified via e-mail.
Program Format and Schedule:
The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for leading scholars to present recent research to a select audience of their peers and to engage with leading practitioners in industry and government. The forum aims to have approximately twelve papers presented during the day-and-a-half program with enough time allotted for in-depth discussion of each paper. The Program Committee will select appropriate discussants for each paper. To enable all participants to attend all sessions there will be no concurrent sessions. The specific times in the following schedule are subject to change.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
6:00 -8:00 PM - Registration & Reception
Monday, October 22, 2018
9:00 AM 2-4 paper session
12:00 Noon Lunch – with a Keynote Speaker
1:30PM 2-4 paper session
6:00 PM Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9:00 AM 2-4 paper session
12:00 Noon Lunch and closing
About the University of Connecticut Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies:
Over the past fifty years, the Center has excelled in real estate research and teaching, as evidenced by consistent top national and international real estate research rankings, and top ten national undergraduate program rankings. The Center also actively supports the real estate professional community in the State of Connecticut by working with the Connecticut Real Estate Commission, developing education material for Connecticut real estate salespersons and brokers, and offerings of high quality outreach programs for the real estate industry