NYU Schack Institute starting new academic journal


In an effort to better brand the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate as a multi-faceted professional school, James Stuckey, the school’s divisional dean and clinical professor, is planning to publish a quarterly real estate academic journal that will set apart the Schack name from other real estate educational institutes.

While other real estate schools around the country, including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, have been putting out real estate academic journals for years, Stuckey said NYU’s yet-unnamed Schack’s journal will be farther reaching and cover more topics than traditional academic real estate journals.

“The NYU Schack real estate journal will cover all disciplines of real estate around the country and the world, especially in markets like Asia and South America,” he said. “While there are separate journals for different facets of real estate, you rarely find one that pulls together all the different parts of real estate and examines the impacts they have on each other in a [systematic] way,” he added.

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The Schack journal will also cover sustainable development and green building techniques, since those two areas will eventually be the driving forces of real estate development, according to Stuckey, who is founder of development company Verdant Properties.
“We want to start thinking about how things like green developments are already being done in other parts of the world and how we can connect them to U.S. real estate,” he said.

While the academic journal is still in the early stages, it aims to be a cohesive collection of academic articles that will attract interest from professionals worldwide.

“When students start at Schack, they learn about real estate from beginning to end. We wanted to publish a journal that embodies this same philosophy,” Stuckey said.