The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) is a non-profit association founded in 1964, during the Allied Social Science Association located in Chicago. Important to note that it can now be found in Richmond, VA. Individuals working in the real estate development, economics, and planning fields recognized the need for information and analysis in these fields.
With over 45 years of experience and growth, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association became a leader in promoting and supporting real estate and urban economics research. As a result of its work, the knowledge scope in these fields advanced as they created the needed platform for information and opinions exchange among experts and academics.
As a leader in their field, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association organizes various conferences to develop and research ideas and results exchange for real estate markets and urban economics. The most important conference is the annual AREUEA-ASSA (American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association - Allied Sciences Association). Those two associations hold this conference in early January of every year.
A different annual conference for the same purpose is also held solely by the AREUEA in May or June, known as the AREUEA National Conference. Traditionally this conference is held in Washington D.C. at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) offices.
Every summer, the AREUEA holds an independent international conference or collaborates with another recognized real estate association from outside of the US to improve the current state of real estate knowledge.
The association is also responsible for the oldest academic journal that focuses on real estate issues, the Real Estate Economics (REE). First published in 1973, the REE eases communication among academics in real estate and industry professionals to improve how real estate decisions are made.