At the beginning of 2021, the Real Estate Center reverted to its original, state legislature-given name: the Texas Real Estate Research Center.

The Texas A&M University-based center had been using the unofficial name (Real Estate Center) since 1986 to help with marketing. Over time, the move spawned many imitators and caused confusion, said Center Executive Director Gary Maler.

“We are reassuming and reasserting our claim to our official name,” he said. “Texas Real Estate Research Center defines us properly as an applied research organization focused on Texas and the needs of our business leaders and citizens.”