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Commercial Real Estate And The Novel Coronavirus

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 10, 2020 12:15:09 PM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance and Real Estate at the Cameron School of Business, UNCW (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on June 15, 2020).

Economic or financial risk is generally of two types: systematic and non-systematic. Non-systematic risk is risk that impacts a specific asset or group of assets – like a UAW strike impacting Ford and GM, or Mad Cow Disease impacting Wendy’s or McDonalds. Systematic risk concerns itself with factors that impact the entire economy, like the housing and financial crisis of eleven or twelve years ago motivating the Great Recession. The Covid “pandemic,” in turn, now manifests itself as a clear example of systematic risk, impacting the whole economy. But the pandemic has impacted some sectors of the economy far more than others.

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Topics: analytics, community, Swain Center, real estate, home values, communication, investments, economy, leadership, Insights, covid

All Patches are Equal; Some Patches are More Equal than Others

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 14, 2020 8:52:28 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Ulku Clark, director of UNCW’s Center for Cyber Defense Education (CCDE) and Dr. Geoff Stoker, CCDE affiliated faculty (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on September 18, 2019)

Good patch management is key to solid cybersecurity. By better understanding some of the differences among vulnerability types, CEOs, CIOs, and CSO/CISOs will be better able to set good policies and to properly support the employees charged with executing those policies.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, cyber security, technology, investments, artificial intelligence, leadership, Insights

Why a Business Must be More Than a Charismatic Leader

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 13, 2019 11:08:50 AM

Photo: A group of businessmen sit in the lounge area of one of WeWork's locations while they conduct business. This photo showcases the purpose of WeWork. The original photo comes from https://images.theconversation.com/files/298579/original/file-20191024-170484-6foi43.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip.

All talk, no action? Our very own Greg Putnam, CFA in the Economics & Finance department breaks down the mentality of some of the monopolizing leaders in the business world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Topics: community, debate, entrepreneurship, business ownership, investments, economy, business tips, Cameron School News, leadership

Rising Prices, Unit Sales and Housing Inventories: Factors Influencing the Real Estate Market

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 17, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 15, 2018)

The Housing Bubble and the Real Estate Market Recovery

The U.S. residential real estate market has been a leading topic in the news over the last decade or more. With increasing mortgage delinquencies in late 2007, and the bursting of the real estate bubble soon thereafter, home values across the U.S. began an historic decline. The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, in Table I below, captures both the escalation in home values between 2000 and 2006, the correction in house prices as the housing bubble burst, and the recovery, on average, of the housing market across the US by mid-2018. Prices, on average across the US, more than doubled in the years ending in the spring of 2007. In the Cape Fear Region, using an admittedly informal but representative “index” created using home sales data provided by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR), prices increased over 75% in the years ending in the spring of 2007. Prices then fell across the local market, but have since recovered. Few expected the recovery of the real estate market, in either Southeastern North Carolina or across the nation, to be as rapid as it has been.

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Topics: real estate, finance, investments

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UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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