Real Estate Group Will Pay for Papers on Sustainability

The American Real Estate Society, based in San Diego, announced a call for papers for a special issue of a real estate monograph series on "green buildings and sustainable real estate." The best research paper published will receive a $15,000 honorarium. All papers accepted for publication will receive $1,000. The announcement was in cooperation with and funding by the CoStar Group.

Authors are encouraged to submit original research that can help investors, developers, appraisers, lenders, asset managers, elected government officials and land use regulators improve their strategies, decision-making and understanding of the impact of sustainable real estate practices.

Possible research areas include: philosophical and definitional matters, regulatory issues, financing and valuation issues, green and sustainable strategies and policies, "green" measurement and certification systems, as well as case studies of innovative properties, products, design or management strategies.

Norm Miller, director of academic programs at the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, will serve as the monograph's editor. Daniel Kohlhepp, regional vice president of Crescent Resources, will be co-editor. If the monograph is well-received, the publication could evolve into a Journal of Sustainable Real Estate.
Authors should submit manuscripts no later than May 15, 2009 to Norm Miller at or to University of San Diego, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492, Attention: Dr. Norm Miller.

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