The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, located at Baruch College, provides applied research, professional and continuing education, and conferences to the real estate industry, as well as organizations focused on public policy. Since its founding in 1996, the Institute has pursued and provided timely insight on critical urban issues beyond those traditionally associated with core real estate topics. Focus areas include sustainability, historic preservation, asset repositioning, energy efficiency, comparative market analysis, econometrics, property remediation, building retrofits, and public transportation needs to name but a few. The professional and continuing education offerings are New York State-approved and include certificate programs in real estate, sustainability, construction management, and facilities management. In all efforts, the Institute’s approach is to identify pivotal theoretical knowledge and research and convert it into a clarified form for immediate assimilation by industry and professional groups, agencies, and related organizations.