Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

Upcoming Events

2015 Annual Economic Outlook and Real Estate Forecast Seminars

New Orleans - Friday, May 8, 2015

Northshore - Friday, June 12, 2015

More information coming soon!

Collage of images - Kirschman Hall, row of houses, tall building being built, Causeway Bridge, Cityscape of New Orleans

The Institute is a public service division of the College of Business Administration under the direction of Dr. Ivan J. Miestchovich, Jr. that combines the resources of the Center for Economic Development and the Real Estate Research Center.

Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research

Our Goal

The primary goal of the Institute is to provide technical assistance and applied research for public, private and nonprofit organizations throughout its service area.

2015 Metropolitan New Orleans & Northshore Region Real Estate Market Analysis to be published May 2014, pre-order now 

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 2015 Institute Partnership Opportunities

Thank you to all of our 2014 Institute Partners for supporting our research and professional development efforts. 

If your company is interested in becoming an Institute Partner, please download the brochure.

Friday, February 27th is the deadline to have your company name included on the 2015 Real Estate Report and on all promotional materials for the New Orleans and Northshore Seminars.

Please consider becoming our partner to help us continue publishing the annual real estate market analysis and holding the annual forecast seminars.

Max Derbes, III Professorship in Real Estate at UNO

Dr. Ivan Miestchovich, Jr. has been named as the Max Derbes, III Professor of Real Estate at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Miestchovich serves as the Director of the Institute for Economic Development and Real Estate Research and is also an Associate Professor of Finance.

Max Derbes, III ProfessorshipThe Professorship was created to honor the memory of Max Derbes, III (pictured at the left) through the generous contributions made by many of his colleagues and friends throughout the New Orleans area and real estate community. The effort to create this Professorship was led by members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and spearheaded by Mr. Robert Merrick and Mr. Alvin Davis of Latter & Blum, Inc.

The Professorship will forever keep the memory of one of the industry's consummate professionals at the forefront. Max, III held numerous professional recognitions and awards, was a tireless contributor to the continuous improvement of the real estate industry and generously shared his time, talent and expertise in a wide range of civic and philanthropic endeavors. Max, III was frequently called upon to share his experience and knowledge in various professional development and educational venues. Dr. Miestchovich observed that "At UNO, we were particularly blessed to have Max, III as a frequent speaker at our annual real estate conferences. When Max spoke, people listened. His comments were always spot on. Max is sorely missed, but certainly not forgotten. The Professorship helps ensure that will never happen." 


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2014 Institute Partners

Please visit our Partners websites by clicking their names.

Executive Partner:

Latter & Blum


General Partner:



bank of new orleanscapitalone






 Favrot & Shane Companies

First Lake

Home Bank


Lachin Oubre Architects


Metairie Bank






Louis G. Miramon Jr.

real estate tax group

 Select Properties







Institute Partners:

We wish to thank those who have partnered with the Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research to support our research and community outreach efforts.

For information on Partnership Opportunities download our Partnership Brochure.
For more information on the Institute download our Institute Brochure.