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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR HO, Kim Hin / David
TENURED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

 
  Appointment: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
  Office: SDE1-03-05D
  Email: rsthkhd@nus.edu.sg
  Tel: 65161152
  Fax: 67748684
  Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/sde/rsthkhd/
  Curriculum Vitae (CV):
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Prof. HO, Kim Hin / David spent the last 30 years across several sectors, which include the military, oil refining, aerospace engineering, public housing, resettlement, land acquisition, land reclamation, real estate investment and development as well as international real estate investing. He spent some six years in the real estate career as part of the executive management group of Singapore Technologies at Pidemco Land Limited, and as part of the senior management team of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation's GIC Real Estate Private Limited. Some twelve years were spent at the National University of Singapore, Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment. His research expertise is in two subjects - first international real estate where he is concerned with the risks and return aspects of international real estate investing in direct and indirect real estate. Secondly, he is concerned with urban and public policy analysis involving real estate, sea transport, public housing, land and land use. His quantitative interests include econometrics, financial economics, artificial intelligent modelling in real estate and system dynamics modelling for real estate market analysis and for policy analysis. He is an Academic Member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (U.S.), Fellow of the American Real Estate Society (U.S.), member of the American Economic Association (U.S.), and member of the Economic Society of Singapore as well as the Singapore Institute of Management. He holds the degrees of Master of Philosophy (1st Class Honours with Distinction) in development studies & land economy and Doctor of Philosophy in development economics from the University of Cambridge. He has written a total of about 256 published works. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Property Research, Property Management journal and the International Journal of Strategic Property Management. He has published widely in top international journals as well as conferences, in chapters of international academic book publishers, written three major books, undertaken many consultancies and funded research projects. He is Chairman, Independent Academic Advisory Board, Nanyang Institute of Management, Singapore; and a Governor of the St Gabriel's Foundation that oversees nine schools in Singapore; and a member of Valuation Review Board, Ministry of Finance, Singapore.


 
  • International Real Estate
  • Public Policy 

 
  • Educational qualifications

PhD (Development Economics) (Cambridge) 
MPhil (Development Studies & Land Economy) (Cambridge) 
System Engineering (US Naval Postgraduate School).

  • Professional qualifications

         AM NCREIF; FARES; MAEA; MESS; MSIM.


 


Ho*, K H D, I ORLENKO and PY TAN, Draft Landscape Guidelines. NUS, Singapore, 2011, 81 pp.. (Appendix D, Final RP Report). (Research Project: To Develop Landscape Guidelines for the Application of Green Plot Ratio in Singapore).

 

Ho*, K H D and I ORLENKO, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF GnPR. NUS, Singapore, 2011, 73 pp.. (Appendix C, Final RP Report). (RESEARCH PROJECT: TO DEVELOP LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICATION OF GREEN PLOT RATIO IN SINGAPORE).

 

Ho*, K H D and I ORLENKO, FINAL RESEARCH PROJECT REPORT TO DEVELOP LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICATION OF GREEN PLOT RATIO IN SINGAPORE. NUS, Singapore, 2011, 40 pp. (Overall Research Project Report).

 

Ho*, K H D and I ORLENKO, International Best Policy and Practice on Provision of Greenery within Development. NUS, Singapore, 2011, 28 pp.. (Appendix A, Final RP Report). (Research Project:To Develop Landscape Guidelines for the application of Green Plot Ratio in Singapore).

 

ONG, BL, Plc DP Architects and K H D HO*, A pilot study of the application of the Green Plot Ratio to selected buildings in Singapore - Technoprenuer Centre, 20 Ayuer Rajah. Singapore, 2009, 56 pp.. (Appendix A (continued), Final RP Report). (RESEARCH PROJECT: TO DEVELOP LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICATION OF GREEN PLOT RATIO IN SINGAPORE).

 

Broadway Malyan Ltd and K H D HO*, Consultancy on the application of the Green Plot Ratio to selected building typologies in Singapore. Singapore, 2011, 46 pp.. (Appendix B, Final RP Report). (RESEARCH PROJECT TO DEVELOP LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICATION OF GREEN PLOT RATIO IN SINGAPORE).

 

Addae-dapaah, K, K H D Ho*, J.R. WEBB and K H Liow, "Value versus Growth International Real Estate Investment". Real Estate Economics, 41, no. 1 (2013 2013): 65-101. (United States).

 

Addae-dapaah, K, J.R. WEBB, K H D Ho* and Y.F. TAN, "Industrial real estate investment: does the contrarian strategy work?". Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 41, no. 2 (Online First) (2010): 193-227. (Netherlands).

 

Ho*, K H D, E.C.M. HUI and FAISHAL BIN IBRAHIM Muhammad*, "Asset value enhancement of Singapore's public housing main upgrading programme (MUP) policy - a real-option-analysis approach". Urban Studies, 46, no. 11 (October 2009). (United Kingdom).

 

Liow, K H, K H D Ho*, FAISHAL BIN IBRAHIM Muhammad* and Z CHEN, "Correlation and volatility dynamics in international real estate securities markets". Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 39, no. 2 (2009): 202-223. (Netherlands).

 

Addae-dapaah, K, K H D Ho and Y. H. Chua, "Contrarian Real Estate Investment in Some Asia-Pacific Cities". Journal of Property Research, 24, no. 2 (Special Issue on Asian Real Estate Markets and Investments) (2007): 159-190. (United Kingdom).

 

Ho*, K H D and H SU, "Structural prepayment risk behavior of the underlying mortgages for residential mortgage life insurance in a developing market". Journal of Housing Economics, 15 (Special Issue on International Housing Studies) (November 2006). (United States).

 

Ho*, K H D, S RENGARAJAN and YH LUM, "‘Green’ buildings and REIT (real estate investment trust)’s performance". Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 31, no. 6 (2013). (United Kingdom).

 

Hui, ECM, C Liang, WC IP and K H D Ho*, "Examining structural changes in Asian offices market". Land Use Policy, 32, no. 1 (2013): 375-380. (United Kingdom).


 
  • Urban Policy and Real Estate Markets (MSc & MBA Real Estate, RE5013)
  • International Real Estate (MSc & MBA Real Estate, RE5008)
  • International Real Estate Investment (Yr4, BSc Real Estate, RE4902)
  • International Real Estate Market Analysis (Yr4, BSc Real Estate, RE4302 and RE4292)
  • Real Estate Dissertation and Real Estate Case Study Supervisions (Yr4, BSc Real Estate)

 
  • Advisor Expert, Centre for Real Estate Law, Law School Beijing University, University of Beijing, Beijing, China (2003 to now)

  • Member, Editorial Board of “Journal of Property Research”, published by Taylor and Francis Pub Ltd, UK.

  • Editorial Board member, the “International Journal of Strategic Property Management” by the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania. This university and its journal is affiliated with the RICS, CIOB and ERES: 70 EUR

  • Member, Editorial Board of “Property Management” journal, published by MCB University Press (now renamed Emerald Ltd), UK

  • Member, Editorial Board of “The Open Urban Studies Journal” (TOUSJ, appointed on 3 Oct 2007),  Bentham Science Publishers Ltd, USA; The Netherlands

  • Managing Editor for “Real Estate Issues” book series, published by RICS Foundation and Blackwell Publishing Ltd, UK (2003-2009).

  • Member, Valuation Review Board (1 May 2013 to 30 April 2016), Ministry of Finance, Singapore. Appointed by DPM and Minister for Finance, Singapore

  • Governor, St. Gabriel’s Foundation, Singapore

 


 
  •  2004       American Real Estate Society (ARES) Manuscript Prize Award (US$1,000) on the subject of real estate investment and portfolio management, for the paper "Regime Changes In International Securitized Property Markets" by Kim Hiang Liow, Haihong Zhu, David Kim Hin Ho and Kwame, Addae-Dapaah

 

  •  2005       American Real Estate Society (ARES) Manuscript Prize Award (US$1,000) on the subject of real estate market analysis, for the paper "Macroeconomic Policy and Real Estate, Stock Market Impact Analysis" by David Kim Hin Ho, Muhammad Faishal and Liow Kim Hiang

 

  • 2005       American Real Estate Society (ARES) Manuscript Prize Award (US$1,000) on the subject of international real estate investment/portfolio management, for the paper "Contrarian Real Estate Investment" by Kwame Addae-Dapaah, David Ho Kim Hin and Chua Yong Hua

  • 2006       American Real Estate Society (ARES) Manuscript Prize Award (US$1,000) on the subject of the industrial category, sponsored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Foundation (NAIOP), for the paper "Industrial Real Estate Investment: Does the Contrarian Strategy Work?" by Kwame Addae-Dapaah, James Webb, David Ho Kim Hin and Tan Yan Fen (informed by ARES President in Aug 2006)

  • ​2006       Best paper selection on "Structural prepayment risk behavior of the underlying mortgages for residential mortgage life insurance in a developing Market', for publication in the US Journal of Housing Economics Special Issue, 12th Annual ERES (European Real Estate Society Conference, Dublin, 15-18 June 2005)

 

  • 2007       American Real Estate Society (ARES) Manuscript Prize Award (US$1,000) on the subject of the real estate investment/portfolio management” category, sponsored by RREEF, for the paper “Risk Premiums for International Real Estate Investing in the Pan-Asia Region” by David Ho Kim, Sing Tien Foo, Leslie Chua and J Glascock

 

  • 2007       American Real Estate Society (ARES) Manuscript Prize Award (US$1,000) on the subject of the international real estate investment/portfolio management category, sponsored by LaSalle Investment Management, for the paper “Contrarian Real Estate Investment: A Regional Analysis”, by Kwame Dapaah, J Webb, David Ho Kim Hin and Chew LS.

 
  Last Modified: 2014-09-26