USC Price School of Public Policy

Lusk Center for Real Estate

Lusk Center for Real Estate

Affiliated with both USC Price and the USC Marshall School of Business, the Lusk Center conducts a broad array of research activities, conferences, forums, publishing, and educational programs. Established in the early 1980s with an endowment gift from a major Southern California residential developer, the center helps prepare future leaders in the field, addressing issues and opportunities in real estate, development, planning, infrastructure and finance in the new and sometimes choppy waters where public, private and nonprofit interests converge. The Lusk Center houses the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast.

The Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast

The Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast analyzes and forecasts the economic and demographic dynamics, trends and underlying forces of Southern California’s real estate markets. It has a focus that includes residential, office, and industrial markets, and spans the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Casden-produced information informs the real estate programs within the university, and helps real estate owners, developers, investors, lenders, urban planners, policy makers, regulators the academic community and the public to make better decisions. Raphael Bostic is director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast. Currently, Dr. Bostic also serves as interim associate director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.