University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment analysis
  • Development and project financing
  • Played a key role in re-making the Master of Science (Real Estate) programme to focus on real estate development and drew a strategic road map to raise the quality of real estate graduate education
  • Spearheaded in collaboration with the NUS Business School the development of a specialisation in real estate for the MBA programme and served as its founding programme director
  • Pioneered a new executive programme in Real Estate Finance that has received strong endorsement from industry as well as funding support from the Financial Training Scheme administered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Mentored students who have co-published their research in international refereed journals and won six best paper awards at international conferences
  • Creates novelty and variety in the classroom with a good mix of guest lectures, problem-based learning sessions, role-play exercises and case studies, online forums, external seminars and informal sessions to meet industry leaders
  • Possesses a knack for making difficult concepts accessible by using simple illustrations and stories that students can relate to easily and enables them to connect theory to practice
  • Versatile and able to teach a broad range of topics to undergraduates, graduate students and industry professionals
  • Published over 40 research papers in premier and leading journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Regional Science, and Urban Studies
  • Published 15 book reviews in Journal of Property Investment and Finance, and produced 12 full-length real estate cases
  • Published a paper on real estate graduate education in the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, and contributed short articles on teaching in university publications
  • External examiner, University of Reading, UK (since 2010)
  • Member, editorial boards of the following seven international journals
    - Journal of Property Research (since 2010)
    - Journal of European Real Estate Research (since 2009)
    - Journal of Real Estate Portfolio and Management (since 2008)
    - Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education (since 2005)
    - Journal of Real Estate Literature (since 2004)
    - Pacific Rim Real Estate Journal (since 2003)
    - Journal of Property Investment and Finance (since 2001)
  • Honour Roll (2012) and Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2009/2010, 2005/2006, 2003/2004)
  • School of Design and Environment Excellent Teaching Award (2010/11, 2009/10, 2008/09)
  • Outstanding Service Award (2011, 2008), Outstanding Paper (2003, 2001) and Highly Commended certificate (2000), Emerald Literati Network
  • Manuscript Prize, American Real Estate Society (2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004)
  • Achievement Award, International Real Estate Society (2008)
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Real Estate Society (2006)
  • Young Researcher Award, NUS (2005)
  • Best Paper, European Real Estate Society (2004)
" To be a role model – first, as a teacher who not only stretches the students, but inspires them, mentors them, and helps them to grow and realise their potential; second, as a colleague who contributes to a balanced culture of education and research excellence in the University; and third, as a competent trainer who integrates theory with practice to promote life-long learning in the discipline of real estate."