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Wrap-Up: Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) 2019 Real Estate Research Symposium

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October 17, 2019

Real Estate investments continue to rise in importance in the alternative asset space. But much is still to be learned about their value and performance. More

EY Analysis Reveals Significant Shift in the Global Funding Landscape Led by Private Capital

October 16, 2019 • Institute for Private Capital

Private equity firms now manage commitments of nearly US$3.4t globally, up from less than US$500b in 2000, and in a significant shift new capital from private markets has surpassed for capital raised in public markets for the first time ever. More

Urban Investment Strategies Center Director Jim Johnson Receives Kenan-Flagler Leadership Award

October 15, 2019 • Urban Investment Strategies Center

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School presented alumni merit, leadership and Hall of Fame Awards to business and academic leaders who exemplify the school’s core values and have contributed to its success. Urban Investments Strategies Center Director Jim Johnson was honored with the Leadership Award for his more than 30 years of service to Kenan-Flagler. More

Institute Insights: Funding Innovation: Exploring Philanthropy in the Sciences

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October 15, 2019

When the federal government, state governments, industry, foundations and nonprofit organizations support scientific research, they do so with the goal of uncovering innovations and advancing science. But what about private donors? More

Institute Insights: The Value of Non-Wage Benefits

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October 09, 2019

Companies today are looking to diversify their workforce – and one way in which they’re attracting more women is by providing generous paid maternity leave. More

Dean’s Speaker David Taylor: Lessons from a Lifetime of Learning

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October 09, 2019

Taylor, who took on P&G’s top leadership role in 2015, shared his vision for transforming the venerable personal products giant into a leaner and more responsive company. More

Hoopes Weighs in On Trump Tax Records

October 07, 2019 • UNC Tax Center

Kenan-Flagler Business School professor and UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes comments on the intricacies of interpreting the president’s tax records if the push to release them ever comes to shove. Hoopes was quoted in this NPR article, which has been posted by more than 50 media outlets so far. More

Institute for Private Capital Research Director Greg Brown Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek Article

October 04, 2019 • Institute for Private Capital

Kenan Institute Executive Director and Institute for Private Capital Research Director Greg Brown gets the last word in this Bloomberg Businessweek article on the ubiquity of private equity. More

North Carolina’s Regions of Migration

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October 04, 2019

North Carolina is one of the major migration destinations in the U.S. A newly created dashboard that uses 2015-2016 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) county-to-county migration data provides key insights into both the origins and economic characteristics of recent newcomers to the Tar Heel State. More

Institute Insights: Do Founders Actually Listen to their Teams?

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October 02, 2019

Founders often face a fundamental tension. On one hand, founders usually desire to retain as much control over their firm as possible. On the other hand, they often lack the competencies required to lead their companies through later stages of growth. But do founders actually listen to these team members? Or do they just continue to listen to their own intuition? More