Other Institutions

The following is a list of research institutions and publications that will help you in your academic studies.  Note: some of these institutions may require membership.  

American Planning Association
Advocate planning at the national level through public information and educational programs.
www.planning.org

American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association's (AREUEA)
Publishes Real Estate Economics, a journal that offers information about real estate including mortgage default risk and return indexes, and News Bytes, a newsletter which provides current organization news and information.
www.areuea.org

American Real Estate Society (ARES)
Publishes Journal of Real Estate Research (JRER), which provides research in development, finance, management, market analysis, marketing and valuation, Journal of Real Estate Literature (JREL), that offers information about real estate research, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management (JREPM), which provides articles on the management of real estate portfolios, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education (JREPE) , that offers information on real estate education and practice, and Journal of Housing Research (JHR), a journal about housing-related topics such as economics of housing markets, residential brokerage, home mortgage finance and mortgage markets, and international housing issues.
www.aresnet.org

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)
Provides the AFIRE Newsletter, which provides information on current issues on the foreign real estate industry; offers statistics on foreign investments in the U.S. real estate market including the top five global and U.S. cities for real estate investment.
www.afire.org

Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA)
Provides The BOMA Magazine, which offers news and information on legislative, statistical trends and forecasts, and emerging technologies impacting commercial real estate and Experience Exchange Report, a book that offers benchmarking income and expense data in order to develop operating strategies, compile budgets, underwrite and analyze acquisition opportunities; offers leasing and property management information .
www.boma.org

Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA)
Provides CMBS World, a report that discusses the risks and benefits of commercial mortgage-backed securities and Compendium of Statistics, which offers statistical tables and charts on the CMBS, CRE CDO, and real estate equity markets. 
www.cmbs.org

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM):
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Publishes Income/Expense Analysis, reports which assesses property performance in terms of shopping centers, office, apartments, condominiums, and planned unit developments, IREM Key Reports, which offers information on risk management, energy management, and commercial strategies for today's market, and Journal of Property Management, which offers coverage of the real estate management industry.
www.irem.org

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
Publishes Parking Generation, a book which discusses parking demand data by hour of day, the peak hour of parking demand, and area type on parking demand, including information about sites that have priced parking, and Transportation Impact Analysis for Site Development, a report about the transportation impact analysis studies for new and expanding land developments which includes the effect of site layout and design on travel demand, multimodal analysis and level of service objectives. 
www.ite.org

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
Offers Development, a magazine which discusses current finance, management and economic issues concerning the real estate industry; provides information on industrial, office, and mixed-use developments. 
www.naiop.org

National Association of Realtors
Offers housing statistics including the Pending Home Sales Index, which measures housing contract activity and Existing-Home Sales Series, a measurement of the residential real estate market, economic indicators and forecasts which consists of Existing-Home Sales Price and Sales Statistics, the national and regional statistics for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops, Market Forecast, a summary of actual and predicted movement in GDP, consumer prices, home sales, home prices, housing starts, and mortgage rates, Quarterly State Resale Report, a report on existing-home sales data on a state-by-state basis, Quarterly Metro Price Report, a report on median prices of existing single-family homes and condos and co-ops for 160 metropolitan areas, and Real Estate Industry Watch, a report that provides online historical and current existing home sales statistics; median single-family home prices nationally, regionally, and by metropolitan statistical area; housing affordability nationally and regionally; and inventory nationally.
www.realtor.org

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
Offers The REIT Report, which provides interviews about current investor issues with industry executives; REIT Watch, a monthly statistical report on the real estate investment trust industry that deals with financial statistics and market performance; and Month-End Performance Statistics by Property Type, a report which provides financial information including dividend yield rate, equity and implied market capitalization, and total return.
www.nareit.com

National Multi Housing Council (NMHC)
Offers various newsletters which provide updates on topics such as politics, property management, market trends, and technology; provides Top Owners & Managers, a survey of the top fifty apartment owners and managers, NMHC National Apartment Survey of Compensation and Benefits Practices, which discusses the results of the survey and includes information such as employee turnover, rent concessions, detailed benefits data, salaries, and compensation data.
www.nmhc.org

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
Provides Professional Report, a quarterly magazine that discusses the concerns of industrial and office real estate issues.
www.sior.com

U.S. Council for International Business
Publishes What’s New at USCIB, an e-newsletter which offers news about major company activities, BIAC Economic Review, a quarterly review of key indicators in the industrialized nations, including business forecasts, ICC Arbitration and Dispute Resolution News, which offers information about international law and arbitration, and International Business, a quarterly journal that provides information on the global market.
www.uscib.org

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Publishes Weekly, a newsletter which provides regional news and an economic forecasts and analyses, Magazine, which offers information about education, health, finance, and the economy, The State of American Business 2007, a report about how the decisions and actions of the government and private sector affect businesses, and AmCham Directory, a book that offers information on a country's history, economy, and policy, as well as investment opportunities.
www.uschamber.com

United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Publishes Doing Business in Mexico 2007, a report that gives regulations about increasing business activity and opportunities in Mexico; offers macroeconomic indicators, trade statistics, information about foreign trade direct investment, and provides economic analyses in reports such as Mexico Imports U.S.-Recession but shows Financial Strength and U.S.-Mexico Joint Ventures.
www.usmcoc.org

The following are publications that will help you in your academic studies.  Each publication has its own view and value, however collectively these publications will allow you to  formulate your own opinions and judgments. 

Publications

BusinessWeek Online
Publishes news and business reports on the U.S. and Canada.
www.businessweek.com

CNN
Publishes articles on the economy in the U.S. and Canada, covering topics such as industrial production, trade balance, and GDP growth.
www.cnnfn.com

Commercial Real Estate News
News provider for the commercial real estate capital markets industry. Provides current market intelligence on the mortgage business, equity raising investments and CMBS.
www.crenews.com/

The Economist Group
Publishes The Economist, a magazine that discusses world business and politics and the economic stability of countries worldwide and provides The Economist Intelligence Unit, which country analysis of over 200 markets, industry trend sectors, and management strategies.
www.economist.com

Editor and Publisher
Publishes Market Guide, a report which provides information for Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and non-MSA markets in the United States and Canada.
www.editorandpublisher.com

EINnews
Publishes news, analysis and commentary on economic releases.
www.einnews.com

Financial Times
Offers news regarding business, finance, markets, industries, and trade.
www.ft.com

New York Times
Provides national and international news, business and market information in the U.S.
www.nytimes.com

Reuters
Offers national and international news, business and market information.
www.reuters.com

Wall Street Journal
Publishes information on businesses in the U.S., world news, economy and market information.
www.wsj.com

Service Providers, Brokers & Others

ACNielsen Publishes Consumer & Market Trends Report, a report about the news and trends shaping the consumer packaged goods industry, Trade Promotion Practices Report, which examines trends related to trade promotion spending and impact, and The Dollar Store Report, a report about retail channels including information such as store count growth, household penetration, shopping frequency, and demographics of the dollar store shopper.
www.acnielsen.com

Black’s Guide
Delivers data to commercial real estate community. Published year-round, 55 print directories contain information, statistics and trends on more than 80,000 properties in 19 major metropolitan markets. 
www.blacksguide.com

CBRE
Publishes MarketView, a report which provides a review of current economic conditions, vacancy and availability, net absorption, average asking lease rates, and construction, Global MarketView, a report about the state of the global office, industrial and retail real estate markets, Insight Reports, reports about the conditions and forces shaping the U.S. and Canadian real estate markets, and Canadian MarketView Reports, reports that provide market insights and key trends.
www.cbre.com

Chain Store Guide Information Services
Offers Market Share Reports for different industry sectors, such as grocery, drug, discount, and discount apparel, which includes information on retailers, census data, market totals such as number of stores and market share history; offers databases for sectors for consumer electronics, discount/dollar stores, drug stores, and general merchandise.
www.csgis.com

Collier International
Publishes US Real Estate Review 2006, a report which offers analyses and forecasts of the retail and office markets in the U.S. and North America Industrial Real Estate Highlights, a quarterly newsletter that provides information on the industrial market including construction and vacancy forecasts; offers regional and local market reports about the office, retail, and industry markets.
www.colliers.com

Costar
Offers a proprietary commercial real estate database that provides listings, details of sales transactions, rental characteristics, photos and a variety of other real estate information across many U.S. markets.
www.costar.com

Cushman & Wakefield
Publishes U.S. Marketbeat, a report about the growth of office markets and Main Streets Across the World 2006, an analysis of retail rental and property trends around the world; offers industrial, office, and retail snapshots of the markets for the U.S. and Canada.
www.cushmanwakefield.com

Datamonitor
Provides reports and analysis of markets, issues, and trends with a focus on retail including warehouse clubs, discounters, hypermarkets, supermarkets, and specialist retailers.
www.datamonitor.com

Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN)
Provides data on transition and emerging market economies including macroeconomics and growth, fiscal and monetary data, finance and banking, economic sectors, and governance.
http://rankdirectory.org/site/ddcn.prowebis.com/

Directory of Major Malls Inc.
Provides the Directory of Major Malls, a one-volume directory that focuses specifically on centers that are 250,000 square feet and above, Shopping Center Digest, a newsletter about new and expanding shopping centers, shopping centers with lease space available, and the expansion needs of retail tenants in the U.S. and Canada, and Expanding Retailers, an annual directory that provides profiles and expansion plans of chain stores in the U.S. and Canada.
www.shoppingcenters.com

Global Real Analytics, LLC
Offers the National Real Estate Index (NREI), which through Value Monitor and Rent Monitor provide proprietary prices, capitalization rates, proprietary rents, and data for suburban office, warehouse, retail, and apartment properties, Market History Reports which provide historic price, rent, and cap rate data in the real estate industry, and Metro Market Outlook which reports national, regional and local price, rent and cap rates for the apartment, retail, industrial, suburban office, and CBD office sectors, the Global Real Estate Index (GREI), a database that provides information on real estate rents, valuations, and econometric-demographic data, and the Commercial Real Estate Indexes (CREX), which provides capital market opportunities with investment plays by geography and property type.
www.graglobal.com

ING Clarion
Publishes U.S. Market Commentary, a report about real estate stock index performance and average cap rates for malls and shopping centers and Global REIT Expansion, a newsletter that discusses the change in REIT market capitalization and the regional growth of REIT companies; provides information about direct real estate and market investments, and commercial mortgage-back securities.
www.ingclarion.com

Jones Lang LaSalle
Offers real estate profile reports on the U.S. which provide economic and political information pertaining to that specific quarter and the effect on the real estate industry.
www.joneslanglasalle.com

Jones Report Plus
Provides a newsletter about the state of shopping center marketing and management with articles on how to address problems shopping center professionals face and how malls expand their sales by tapping the tourist market.
www.jonesreportplus.com

Lebhar-Friedman Inc.
Publishes Chain Store Age, a monthly newsmagazine which analyzes trends and strategies in finance, leasing, and real estate development and Chain Store Guide, a directory which provides detailed information on the retail and wholesale marketplace; offers State of the Industry: Top 100 U.S. Retailers, a report about the largest U.S. retailers with information on sales, earnings, and store growth year over year and Retailer Profiles which specializes on specific retailers with information on brand loyalty and growth statistics.
www.lf.com

Location Strategies, LLC
Provides research reports which include market strategy, trade area analysis, portfolio reviews, and retail site feasibility studies for retailers and developers in their decision making process.
www.locationstrategiesllc.com

Loopnet
Delivers a variety of products and services to the commercial real estate industry. LoopNet members can list, search, market, research and finance commercial real estate properties over the Internet.
www.loopnet.com

NAI Global
Publishes the 2006 Global Market Report, an annual report on commercial real estate market conditions, Market Reports, that focus on specific real estate market areas in the U.S. and Canada , and Property News, a newsletter that provides information on industry trends throughout the world including retail and industrial space, and rental rates for office.
www.naidirect.com

National Retail Federation (NRF)
Publishes Stores, a magazine that offers retail news along with a list of the nation's Top 100 Retailers and Top 250 Global Retailers.
www.nrf.com

Penton Media, Inc.
Publishes Retail Traffic, a magazine which offers retailing and real estate news, financial forecasts, and "Top 100 Managers" and "Top 100 Owners," two articles listing the best owners and managers of shopping centers.
www.penton.com

Property Shark
Provides data for property research, including ownership, permits, zoning, title history, photos and sales prices for individual properties. Offers additional data on foreclosures, for sale listings, comparable sales tools and maps.
www.propertyshark.com/mason/

Real Capital Analytics
Provides data concerning the capital environment for commercial real estate. Interprets data, quantifies market conditions and identifies trends that impact the pricing and liquidity of commercial real estate.
www.rcanalytics.com

Reis
Provides National Commercial Real Estate Data, a database that covers office, apartment, retail, and industrial properties, including details of sales transactions, rental characteristics, rent, vacancy, and inventory trends, and economic forecasts.
www.reis.com

The Retail Consulting Group
Offers research reports that provide owners and managers information on urban design, economic impact, market size, project feasibility, retail mix and analysis.
www.rcg.co.nz

TNS
Offers business research services by measuring purchase behavior, market understanding, segmentation, and market research.
http://text.tns-global.com

Shopping Center Database Inc.
Produces the the Retail Tenant Directory, available as an online annual subscription, which lists information on over 5,000 retail chains in the U.S. and Canada and is updated on a monthly basis. Also produces and operates Plain Vanilla Shell, which offers a tenant search and leads.
www.retailtenants.com

Value Retail News
Publishes Value Retail News, a magazine with articles that provide outlet and off-price retailer shopping centers, Value Retail Directory, which offers real estate and marketing contacts, typical store sizes and locations, average sales per square foot, average base rent per square foot, product lines, and brands, and Global Outlet Project Directory, a directory that provides names of developers and owners, status of operations including opening date, GLA, geographic location, market data and demographics, and tenant lists.
www.valueretailnews.com

BNP Paribas
Provides economic research information ranging from economic analysis to country risk analysis. Publishes Economic and Market Monitor, a monthly report which provides financial forecasts, interest and foreign exchange rates, and important current economic information, and Eco Week, a newsletter that focuses on current global economic issues.
www.bnpparibas.com

Citigroup
Provides international consumer finance, global banking, retail banking, and global capital market information for the United States.
www.citigroup.com

Goldman Sachs
Produces Global Investment Research, a report which offers an analysis of markets, companies, and industries worldwide, Corporate Pension Plan Management Within the Capital Structure and The Capital Structure Efficient Frontier, two articles that offer information on capital markets, debt, and equity.
www.gs.com

JP Morgan Chase
Publishes Daily Economic Briefing and World Financial Markets, which offer economic indicators and financial information, and Global Data Watch, where forecasts are given for the U.S. and Canada; provides market and equity research, economic, and global market information.
www.jpmorgan.com

Merrill Lynch
Offers Global Research Highlights, a weekly publication providing readers with an overview of the main points produced by the firm's macro analysts, and Global Fund Manager Surveys which provides a survey of over 300 global portfolio managers.
www.ml.com

Morgan Stanley
Publishes the Global Strategy Bulletin, which presents global economics and The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, which presents a global outlook on private equity around the world; provides market research for the U.S. and Canada.
www.morganstanley.com

Mortgage Bankers Association
Provides Finance Market Commentaries and Economic Commentaries, which feature articles discussing the credit market and housing market, and their impact on the economy, Finance Market Forecasts and Economic Forecasts, quarterly forecasts of key economic and mortgage market indicators, and a Weekly Economic Commentary, a summary of economic news that affects companies and interest rates.
www.mortgagebankers.org

Smith Barney
Offers research reports including Global Reports and Fixed Income Reports, publishes market updates through Equity Market Weekly, which provides a daily outlook on the market.
www.smithbarney.com