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Stores Aren’t Dead, Convenience is King, and Big Questions from a George Mason Retail Panel

The pandemic has not killed bricks and mortar stores despite the move of consumers to clicks and online buying. Only changes that provide greater convenience to consumers at reasonable cost to retailers will persist. Most disruptions have already been coming and the pace and convergence have simply been accelerated. But very big questions remain. These […]

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George Mason Student-Managed Real Estate Fund Scores a Solid Win

Student fund managers of Patriot Real Estate Fund I, a real estate investment fund run by second-year students of the George Mason University Masters in Real Estate Development (MRED) program, recently sold its first investment. The students successfully achieved strong returns for fund investors and benefited from a unique experiential learning opportunity. In January, the […]

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Research on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

“Classifying Regulatory Approaches of Jurisdictions for Accessory Dwelling Units: The Case of Long Island” by Katrin B. Anacker (George Mason University Schar School of Public Policy and Government) and Christopher Niedt (Hofstra University) Abstract: Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are a strategy for providing affordable rental housing. We suggest a typology of regulatory approaches in Long Island, […]

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Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Market Outcomes

“Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Market Outcomes” By Emily Hamilton,  Mercatus Working Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, September 2019. Abstract: “As regions across the United States are experiencing high and rising house prices, inclusionary zoning is increasing in popularity as a tool to increase the availability of affordable housing for households making […]

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