MCRE - The Maastricht Center for Real Estate
The Maastricht Center for Real Estate (MCRE) at Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics is a globally leading research institute on real estate finance and investments. We offer high-quality, scientifically rigorous research on the implications of demographics, energy efficiency, health and well-being, and investment strategies for property companies, investors and markets.
The mission of MCRE is to develop, communicate, and promote a thought-provoking and innovative body of knowledge concerning real estate finance and investments, through high-quality research, teaching, training, international networking, conferences, and other conventional outlets. Its purpose is to encourage an ongoing dialogue between all parties capable of contributing to a more efficient, transparent real estate market, including capital markets investors, financial analysts, corporate managers, consultants, academic institutes, governmental bodies, and NGOs.
The Maastricht Center for Real Estate can be regarded as a “lab for real estate research”; a multidisciplinary research network founded by researchers with established track records in the academic domain and in the finance industry. MCRE helps practitioners and scholars understand how businesses and financial markets can promote a more professional real estate sector.
The research group at Maastricht's Center for Real Estate receives public endorsement from institutional investors around the world and has been awarded various prestigious research grants and prizes, such as Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing, the Mistra foundation (Sweden), and the French Social Investment Forum. MCRE closely communicates and cooperates with large institutional investors. Our industry partners include pension funds, major banks, mutual fund companies and rating agencies. You can benefit from involvement in our research at different levels, ranging from receiving quarterly research updates to being directly involved through our advisory board.