The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is the nation’s largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research. Most of our $5.1 million in annual funding comes from real estate license fees paid by more than 160,000 professionals. A nine-member advisory committee appointed by the governor provides research guidance and approves the budget.
The Center’s staff conducts research on financial, socioeconomic, public policy, trade, legal, land use, and local market analysis issues related to real estate.
The results of Center research are communicated in a variety of formats, including this website, print publications (many of which are available as free downloads), and videos. The Center’s flagship periodical – Tierra Grande, a quarterly magazine – has a circulation of 160,000. Twice a week, an electronic real estate newsletter, Real Estate Center Online News (RECON) is sent to over 23,000 subscribers.”