Research Papers:

Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing: A decade after the housing downturn, research has shown that homeownership continues to bring substantial social benefits for families, communities and the country as a whole. The literature review presented in the paper provides support for several social benefits of homeownership such as:

  • Higher student test scores for children of homeowners
  • Higher rates of completion for high school and post-secondary school
  • Greater participation in social and political activities such as voting and volunteering
  • Improved psychological health for homeowners
  • Reduced perceptions of neighborhood crime and disorder among homeowners
  • Better maintained homes, which are associated with better physical and mental health

Currently, the Rosenthal Center is partnering with other organizations on several projects including:

  • A Study of Changing Office Demand and Space Utilization in the United States and Canada (in conjunction with the Canadian Real Estate Association and in cooperation with CCIM, IREM and NAR-Commercial)
  • A Study of International Commercial Real Estate Investment in the United States and Canada (in conjunction with the Canadian Real Estate Association and in cooperation with CCIM, IREM and NAR-Commercial)
  • A Study of Real Estate and Education in Building Wealth among the Asian Immigrant Population [co-sponsored by the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and with participation from the California Association of REALTORS®]

In addition, the Rosenthal Center is directly sponsoring several research projects including:

  • A Study of the Impacts of Extreme Storms on Property Values in Coastal Markets
  • A Study of the Effects of Commercial Development on Residential Values
  • The Development of a Dynamic Affordability Index