Real Trends the Future of Real Estate in the United States

| October 22, 2017

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This report results from a combination of research methods. Chapters 1 and 2 draw heavily from the research of one of the authors as well as from substantial academic literature regarding issues such as housing affordability, the evolution and fluctuations of home values, and the demographics of real estate markets. Relevant citations appear in the text, and the references can be found at the end of the report.

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Macerich

Macerich is a self-managed Real Estate Investment Trust headquartered in Santa Monica, California. It is the third-largest owner and operator of shopping centers in the United States.[4] It traces its antecedents to the MaceRich Real Estate Company founded in New York in 1964 by Mace Siegel and Richard Cohen who combined their first names to name their company. After years of buying and owning shopping centers privately, in 1994 the company went public as "The Macerich Company". In 2006, the company name was rebranded to "Macerich."

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