Director, Real Estate Innovation Lab | MIT
Andrea Chegut is the Director of the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, which investigates innovative products and technologies, their financial value and economic growth impacts in the built environment. The lab is an interdisciplinary group of computational designers, urban planners, economists and statisticians that work to understand change in cities. She also heads entrepreneurial research for DesignX, a venture accelerator for student and faculty firms from MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning that focuses on design, cities and the built environment. Chegut also holds the position of Research Scientist at MIT based on her academic research in asset pricing of innovative commercial and residential real estate products, entrepreneurial firm performance and technological progress in the built environment. Additionally, she has a PhD in financial economics with a concentration in real estate and has worked at the intersection of innovation, urban economics and real estate for over a decade. She has published widely on residential and commercial real estate asset valuation, energy efficiency, innovation, data science and machine learning in the academic press.