The Office of Real Estate Research, which was created in 1980, has three primary functions. First, it encourages research by UIUC faculty on issues related to real estate. Second, it provides copies of previous papers from its paper series and of the Illinois Real Estate Letter through its final issue of the spring/summer 2002. Third, it promotes the ongoing development of real estate education at UIUC.

The Office of Real Estate Research is a part of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research whose primary mission is to foster research by the College of Business faculty and PhD students and to disseminate resarch to a national and international audience. The Bureau publishes the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.