Dr. Andrea Chegut
Dr. Andrea Chegut (pronounced "shuh-goo," accent on second syllable) is the Director of the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, which investigates innovative products and technologies, 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. Dr. Chegut 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. She 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, Dr. Chegut 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.
In addition to research, Dr. Chegut teaches classes on technology and innovation, finance, data science and machine learning at MIT. Prior to her work at MIT, Andrea had a career in securities asset pricing, mortgage back securitization and worked across Europe on developing asset pricing models for commercial real estate, green buildings and digital infrastructure.