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Real Estate

This guide is a collection of resources that will help you with your research on real estate topics. It covers residential, industrial and commercial. The guide includes materials related to various phases of a real estate project: development, appraisal,

Key resources

Articles, reports and news can be found in the following databases in our library collection. 

  • icon of a building Users listed next to this icon have access on campus. (This will often say ALL indicating all users have access on campus. There are a few exceptions.) 
  • icon of a house Users listed next to this icon have access off campus.

For a complete list of business databases for NSU patrons click here.

ABI/Inform Collection

Search tips:

  • Type "Commercial Real Estate Investment" in the Publication title field + Plunkett in the Publication title field.

Business Source Premier

Data Planet

Search tips:

  • From Datasets go to Housing and Construction to find data on population and housing, building permits and construction spending, house prices indexes, mortgage rates, sales and more from the US Census Bureau, Statistics Canada, China Data Institute, Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Zillow Real Estate Metrics is also available under Housing and Construction, please scroll down all the way down.
  • Information on mortgage rates can be found under Banking, Finance and Insurance.

First Research

Gale Business: Insights

Search tips:

  • In advanced search type "real estate" in the keyword field + Plunkett Research Ltd. in Publisher name. Results cover residential, and commercial. Results include reports on real estate management, appraisal, rental, development, investment and operations. Also available in ABI/Inform Collection and ABI/Inform Trade & Industry.


Nexis Uni


  • Go to Databases by name on the library home page and type Statista. Once logged in, go to Reports, then Industry & Market reports. Use the Industry filter and select Real estate. You can further filter by country if needed.