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Real Estate Research Institute


We study trends in the Louisiana real estate market for the benefit of growth and development throughout the state. Established in part with funds from the Louisiana Real Estate Commission in 1985, various private sources and grants have provided continued funding for the institute.

The institute partners with the Baton Rouge Association of Realtors to host the annual TRENDS in Baton Rouge Real Estate seminar, which was established as a means of professional outreach and typically has 300-500 attendees. We continue to be recognized for our publications in U.S. real estate journals, and continue to secure grants for the purpose of supporting doctoral students.

Students have access to ARGUS software and the opportunity to become certified on this vital real estate standard to gain valuable skills and credibility in the industry prior to graduation. 


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Along with its 32 networked workstations and twelve Bloomberg terminals, the SMART Lab now also features ARGUS on every networked computer. This was made possible through a $200,000 software donation from Argus to use toward the company’s real estate software for real estate valuation and investment analysis. Becoming ARGUS certified affords students a unique opportunity to obtain valuable skills and credibility in real estate prior to graduation.

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