Joseph Ooi Thian Leong

Joseph Ooi Thian Leong


"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."

Teaching Strengths

  • 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

Teaching Awards / Accolades

  • Outstanding Educator Award, NUS (2011/12)
  • Excellent Teacher Honour Roll (2012)
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2009/10, 2005/06, 2003/04)
  • Excellent Teaching Award, School of Design and Environment (2010/11, 2009/10, 2008/09)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award (2011, 2008), Outstanding Paper (2003, 2001) and Highly Commended Certificate (2000), Emerald Literati Network
  • Manuscript Prize for best conference papers, American Real Estate Society (2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004)
  • Achievement Award, International Real Estate Society (2008)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Real Estate Society (2006)
  • Young Researcher Award, NUS (2005)
  • Best Paper, European Real Estate Society (2004)