The Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate was established in 1988 at the Sauder School of Business with the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia. It aims to advance the research and teaching of urban economics and real estate within the province.

Aiming to foster the integration among teaching, research and the professional real estate community in BC and Canada, the Centre supports the academic programs, students and the research of its affiliated faculty in urban economics and real estate in UBC Sauder School of Business.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Davidoff, Thomas Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Housing, Real Estate, Annuities, Mortgages
Lee, Sanghoon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Urban economics; Real estate economics; Public economics; Labor economics; Industrial organization
Somerville, Tsur Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Housing markets, Real estate development, Real estate finance, Affordable housing, Economics of cities