Three members of the Runstad Center team were in San Diego last week for the thirteenth annual meeting of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). Director Stephen O’Connor was a panelist for a session titled “Education Track V: The Good, The Bad, and The Tried and True — New, Old, and Out There Models of Pedagogy for Real Estate.” Chris Bitter presented a paper titled “The Value of Neighborhood Design: Do Home Buyers Prefer Compact Development?” And, Andy Krause, who has been working at the WCRER with Glenn Crellin, presented a paper entitled: “Piece by Piece: A Parcel-Level Statistical Analysis of Medium Density Redevelopment in Seattle”. His session, which he chaired, had papers on urban growth and change from Nigeria, London, India, Detroit and Seattle. Andy also participated in a round-table discussion on computation methods in real estate later in the conference.
We are glad that the Runstad Center was so well represented at the program, and are pleased that Steve, Chris and Andy could take time out of their busy schedules to attend.