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What is the Center for California Real Estate (CCRE)?

 

The Center for California Real Estate (CCRE) is an institute of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Its mission is to advance knowledge via the production of new research in combination with varied partners, to spur innovative thinking about key issues facing California and the real estate industry, and to extend C.A.R.’s influence via intellectual engagement with different audiences, diverse stakeholders, and new external partners.

Launched in 2015, the Center increasingly serves as a nexus for multi-disciplinary thinking aimed at solving some of the state’s most challenging issues. Bringing together key experts from a variety of fields, from academics to policy-makers to industry, the Center produces new knowledge and serves as a key resource about housing issues for all C.A.R. members, external entities, the media, and the public. 

CCRE places an emphasis on heightening intellectual engagement with tangible, resource-rich outcomes to enhance C.A.R.’s brand as a leading real estate organization. This includes - but is not  limited to - executive reports, whitepapers, briefs, roundtables, summits, forums, sponsored research, and the development of CCRE as a resource for industry news and relevant research from academics. CCRE provides C.A.R. members, the media, other industries, and the public with a rich repository of aggregated information about real estate, consumer trends, and the economy.

Visit the Institute's website to learn more about the Center for California Real Estate 

 

Our Partners

Terner Center

The Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley is a collaboration between the College of Environmental Design (CED) and the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business. The Terner Center leverages applied research and best practices to inform and advance innovation in the planning, financing, design and development of the built environment. In partnership with the Center for California Real Estate, the Terner Center will produce five working papers during the 2019 year focused on land use and housing construction.

 

UC Center Sacramento (UCCS) is the University of California’s teaching, research and public-service site located one block from the State Capitol Building. UCCS will collaborate with the Center for California Real Estate to present a series of six housing-focused speaker events under the theme, “A Roof Over 40 Million Heads: California’s Housing Challenges and Policy Solutions” for the 2018-2019 academic year. The events will be held within UCCS’s existing Speaker Series, which offers weekly public lectures by UC faculty on a variety of public policy issues, allowing them to showcase their research before a mixed audience of students, policymakers, employees of state agencies and departments, advocates, and members of the general public. UCCS seeks to foster public-policy research in the University of California system. In collaboration with partners in academia, government and philanthropy, UCCS serves as a system-wide resource, focused on issues of importance to the state and nation and based on collaborating networks of scholars drawn from the entire UC system.

 

Our Latest Reports:

California Series: Legislators Discuss "Out of the Box" Solutions to California's Housing Affordability Crisis What are California's legislators doing to tackle the state's housing affordability problems? This panel, featuring legislators representing a diverse range of California communities, aims to shine a light on the different policy solutions being proposed to increase supply and reduce barriers to affordability.

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California Series: Is Sacramento's Affordable Housing About to Disappear?

California’s housing supply and affordability crisis threatens the state’s economy and its global leadership in the technology sector. With an emphasis on well-planned housing, economic development and access to world class universities, Sacramento is now home to a combination of established and startup tech ventures, as well as 17,000 commuters who travel to the Bay Area daily for work. Will the Capital City’s affordable housing become the latest victim of the housing crisis? This panel of prominent Sacramento thought leaders - moderated by C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer - addresses that question and more.

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CCRE Journal:

Journal of Case Study Research: A Publication of the Center for California Real Estate

Volume I / Issue I—Housing Affordability (Summer 2016)
The importance of housing affordability to the industry and the state of California as a whole is reflected in the solitary theme assessed by the contributors of this journal’s first volume. The case studies collected here present insightful commentary with a clear point of view, supported by research, data, and personal experience. The ideas range widely, but the common denominator is a solutions-based approach to ensure the state’s sizable affordability problem is addressed from a variety of perspectives.

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Journal of Case Study Research: A Publication of the Center for California Real Estate

Volume II / Issue I—Homeownership (Spring 2017)
The second volume of the Journal of Case Study Research™ focuses on homeownership, the middle class and the American Dream.

View Volume II

 

Recent Events

2018 Real Estate Summit: Reclaiming California’s Housing Future

Housing in California continues to be one of the state’s most pressing challenges, presenting an ever-growing threat to the state’s economic vitality.

Drawing on its mission to advance housing industry knowledge and innovation, on September 6, 2018, the Center for California Real Estate presented its third Real Estate Summit. Featuring leaders from real estate, finance, academia, public policy, and government agencies, the Summit served as a catalyst for meaningful solutions to the housing affordability crisis and inform the policy agenda in the year ahead.

The three panel sessions featured a broad-based agenda, covering such issues as housing supply and development at the local and regional levels, key housing ballot initiatives, demographic trends, homelessness, livability patterns, and policy challenges.

Featured Panels:

Delivering Solutions for California’s Top Housing Challenges

Moderator: Joel Singer, CEO, CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

• Reframed challenges to California’s housing supply and provide solutions
• Analyzed the state’s current homelessness situation 
• Reviewed key ballot initiatives, such as Costa-Hawkins 
• Determined the role of the private sector in solving the affordability crisis

Fixing Housing Supply at Regional and Local Levels

Moderator: Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy and the Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation

• Explored how policymakers can incentivize and finance housing construction to spur development
• Promoted transparency and accountability in the permitting process
• Roadmapped the policy changes required to ease the state’s housing construction backlog

Mapping the Future of California: Where and How Will Californians Live?

Moderator: Brad Inman, founder, Inman News

• Decoded the demographic, technological and economic shifts destined to mold future California communities 
• Analyzed how the concept of place-making can help future communities
• Addressed transportation and urban planning issues

 

 


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