The database was developed in collaboration with the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate.Since its inception in 1999, the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate (John S. Long, Chairman) has provided the academic and real estate communities with leading economic and demographic research regarding an industry that is rapidly evolving. The Center continues to experience success in the advancement of the quality of real estate research, in the training of highly skilled professionals, and in bridging the gap between real estate research and practice, by capitalizing on its strengths in finance, entrepreneurial studies and technology; expert faculty; superior research, forecasting and analytical tools. Its partnership with resources throughout one of the most globally renowned universities, UCLA, provides great mutual benefit, and allows the Center to succeed in redefining the real estate industry.
Stephen Day Cauley is the Director of Research for the Ziman Center at The UCLA Anderson School of Management where he teaches real estate investments. His research involves the application of recent advances in economics, finance and statistics to the valuation of publicly and privately held real estate. As part of this research, he has developed innovative statistical and visualization techniques to analyze spatial variation in real estate markets. He has held academic and research positions at the UCLA Department of Economics, and at the RAND Corporation. Dr.Cauley was licensed as a real estate broker by the state of New Mexico where he was a principal of a firm that formed and managed real estate limited partnerships. Dr. Cauley earned his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and has been a visiting scholar in finance at The Anderson School.
Robert R. Bliss is the F. M. Kirby Chair in Business Excellence at the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University where he teaches finance. Prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest University Professor Bliss held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Previously, Dr. Bliss was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Indiana University. Professor Bliss’s research interests include the term structure of interest rates, interest rate derivatives, risk management, bank regulation, and the law and economics of insolvency. Professor Bliss earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Chicago. He has enjoyed a long association with Professor Fama, which includes the development of the Fama-Bliss Discount Bonds Files. His interests in database development originate in the years he spent as a senior programmer at the Center for Research in Securities Prices working on the stock and bond files.