University of San Diego Launches Journal of Sustainable Real Estate

The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, which is produced by the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and published under the auspices of the American Real Estate Society with funding by the CoStar Group, has released its inaugural issue. The journal, which is the first of its kind in the United States, was created to encourage research in the burgeoning area of sustainable real estate.

Norm Miller, Ph.D., a professor and director of academic programs at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and editor of the journal, says the need for unbiased research in the field is crucial. “This independent journal calls upon those interested in fostering truth surrounding the myriad questions of how to become more efficient, healthier and more productive while recognizing that economics and regulation will drive the market, not environmental evangelists,” Miller said.

He added that, “This is the first of many issues until such time that sustainable real estate becomes so mainstream that a separate journal is not needed.”

Miller is assisted by three associate editors: Nico B. Rottke, Ph.D., European Business School; Robert Simons, Ph.D., Cleveland State University; Kwame Addae-Dapaah, Ph.D., National University of Singapore. The journal has an advisory board of roughly 30 leaders from academia, the private sector and the nonprofit sector. An editorial board of approximately 20 academics from universities such as Harvard, the University of Michigan, Clemson and the University of Denver is also in place.

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Founded in 1993, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach, career and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in the real estate profession. As part of the University’s School of Business Administration, the Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate major and minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, a Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development and several major industry conferences throughout the year. For more information, visit