The publication records in finance and real estate journals of editorial board members of the top three business-oriented real estate journals - Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics - are evaluated to discern the relative importance of both types of publication outlets in determining research excellence for real estate researchers. The temporal distribution of these publications is also assessed. Findings show that the overwhelming majority of board member publications are in real estate journals with a trend toward publishing primarily in real estate journals and that publication in finance journals is not a prerequisite for being designated a board member of a top real estate journal. The finance publications of real estate editorial board members are in premier finance journals, however, which implies a concurrent high level of quality on all real estate research. These findings support the argument that real estate should be viewed as a separate business discipline and that real estate specific research is highly rewarded within part of the academic community.