Asia Real Estate Initiative

By 2025, more than half of the world’s urban population— 2.5 billion people—will live in Asia. AREI is a platform for industry to collaborate on sustainable real estate development, management and investment in Asia.


Initiative Director Siqi Zheng

STL Champion Professor of Urban and Real Estate Sustainability; Faculty Director, MIT Center for Real Estate; Faculty Director, MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab


We collaborate with Asian partners to make meaningful contributions that will form the foundation of future growth. More specifically to: Advance new knowledge, actionable insights and innovations in the Asia real estate sector. The intent is to establish an intellectual milieu that pursues new research, enables cross-board knowledge sharing in the industry.

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Asia Real Estate Initiative