Nina Gruen Gruen analyzed the way alternative policies can influence the economic well-being of a region.

SAN FRANCISCO—Nina Jaffe Gruen, matriarch, principal behavioral analyst and sociologist, pioneering feminist and art connoisseur, made many contributions to the commercial real estate industry. Gruen was known as Ms. Real Estate to readers of her monthly column, Dear Ms. Real Estate, and she published more than 80 articles. Gruen also served on the ALM editorial advisory board.