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Jack Brause Library for Real Estate

NYU's Jack Brause Library is one of the preeminent real estate libraries in North America.

Library History

The Jack Brause Library for Real Estate supports all students and faculty associated with NYU programs based at the NYU SPS Midtown Center, and advises real estate researchers across all of NYU's campuses. In addition to the real estate collection, the library offers study spaces, collaborative work areas, computer access, and research guidance.

The Brause Library was established in 1983 to support New York University's Real Estate Institute. It is named in honor of prominent New York City real estate investor and developer Jack Brause, who served as the chairman of Brause Realty Inc. When the NYU School of Professional Studies introduced the Masters of Science in Real Estate Development and Investment in 1988, the library grew as well. Additions included expanded research materials and an increase in overall subscriptions. The Library contains material on all aspects of the real estate industry, from finance and investment to development, management, and economics. Resources include industry forecasts, property ownership, zoning laws and maps, mortgage banking, retail leasing trends, real estate investment trusts, and real estate as a profession.

As SPS has expanded its graduate program offerings into a wide range of business areas, the Brause Library has focused its efforts on serving all NYU SPS programs. While our resources are increasingly offered in digital formats, we continue to maintain and expand a collection of the print materials most crucial for supporting our real estate students and faculty.