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UTSA Real Estate Professor Ranked Top in Texas

Ron_Rutherford(San Antonio)—According to a recent study, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Professor Ron Rutherford was ranked 22nd in the world based on his academic research in real estate. Rutherford is the E.J. Burke Jr. Endowed Chair in Building Development in the College of Business.

Rutherford’s research interests include sale-leasebacks, leasing, housing markets and foreclosure, real estate brokerage and agent productivity. He received his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Georgia.

The Real Estate Finance and Development program in the College of Business was also ranked 28th in the world for its research productivity. UTSA was the top ranked real estate program in Texas.

The study, which examined over 800 universities, was published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. It examined research publication page counts from 1973-2008 that appeared in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research and Real Estate Economics.

The Real Estate Finance and Development program offers a bachelor’s degree in real estate finance and development, a master’s degree in construction science and management and graduate level real estate finance concentrations. The comprehensive academic and professionally-integrated program prepares students for careers managing businesses associated with real estate and the planning, financing, developing and construction of building projects.

Wendy Frost—

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