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DR MORI MASAKI
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

 
  Appointment: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
  Office: SDE1-04-04
  Email: rstmm@nus.edu.sg
  Tel: +65 6516 7238
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  Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/sde/rstmm/
  Curriculum Vitae (CV): Click Here
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Dr. Mori Masaki is an Assistant Professor at the NUS Department of Real Estate. He holds a PhD in Real Estate (Georgia State, U.S.) and BA in Finance (Keio, Japan). Dr. Mori's main areas of research include Real Estate and Financial Investments as well as Behavioral Finance and Real Estate. His research appears in international journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Behavioral Finance. Prior to joining NUS, Dr. Mori was a manager at Nomura Asset Management (Japan) and an Associate Professor at International University of Japan (IUJ). He has also served as an Associate Dean of Graduate School of International Management of IUJ. He has been awarded University-level and School-level teaching excellence awards at NUS. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship.


 
  • Real Estate and Financial Investments
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • House Price Dynamics
  • Risk Management
  • Behaviral Real Estate

 
  • Ph.D. (2006), Business Administration (Real Estate), Georgia State University, U.S.A.
  • B.A. (1997), Policy Management (Finance), Keio University, Japan
  • Certified Security Analyst, The Security Analysts Association of Japan

 
  1. Sponsor Ownership in Asian REITs. (with Tang TC), Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2016 (forthcoming).
  2. Do Conspicuous Consumers Pay Higher Housing Premiums?: Spatial and Temporal Variation in the U.S. (with Kwan Ok Lee), Real Estate Economics, 2014 (forthcoming).
  3. Information Diffusion in the U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust Market, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2015, 51(2), 190-214.
  4. Do Investor Demand and Market Timing Affect Convertible Debt Issuance Decisions by REITs? (with Ooi, JTL and Wong, WC) Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2014, 49(4), 524-550.
  5. Debt Raising and Refinancing by Japanese REITs: Information Content in a Credit Crunch (with Tang TC, Ong, SE, and Ooi, JTL) Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2013 (forthcoming).
  6. Performance of Pairs Trading Strategy in the U.S. REIT Market (with Ziobrowski, AJ) Real Estate Economics, 2011, 39(3), 409-428.
  7. Psychological and Cultural Factors in the Choice of Mortgage Products: A Behavioral Investigation (with Diaz, J, Ziobrowski, AJ, and Nico, BR) Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2010, 11(2), 82-91.
  8. Why Do Borrowers Choose ARMs over FRMs?: A Behavioral Investigation (with Diaz, J and Ziobrowski, AJ) International Real Estate Review, 2009, 12(2), 98-120.
  9. Foreign Real Estate Security Investments for Japanese Investors (with Ziobrowski, AJ) International Real Estate Review, 2006, 9(1), 1-22.

 
  • RE2104 Real Estate Finance (undergraduate)
  • RE4213 Real Estate Risk Analysis and Management (undergraduate)
  • RE6001 Real Estate Finance & Securitization (graduate)
  • Risk Management Techniques for Real Estate Investments (Non-degree program)

 
  • Associate Editor, Current Journals Section of Journal of Real Estate Literature (2006-present)
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Property Investment & Finance (2014)
  • Visiting Professor, International University of Japan (2012)
  • Associate Dean of Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan (2010-2011)

 
  • Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI), “Study on Corporate Real Estate Management in the U.S.”, October 9, 2007, p.22
  • Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI), “Weather Derivatives Project at International University of Japan”, April 8, 2008, p31
  • Niigata Nippou, “Uonuma version of Weather Derivatives”, April 9, 2008, p. 24
  • Yomiuri Shimbun, “Weather Derivatives Project at International University of Japan”, April 18, 2008.

 
  • University Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2014/2015, National University of Singapore
  • School Teaching Excellence Award 2015/2016, National University of Singapore
  • School Teaching Excellence Award 2014/2015, National University of Singapore
  • School Teaching Excellence Award 2013/2014, National University of Singapore
  • FULBRIGHT Graduate Study Award, The Japan-United States Educational Commission, 2002-2006
  • John H. Cowart Scholarship, Georgia State University, 2005
  • Mrs. Tommie Jackson Scholarship and E. A. Isakson Scholarship, Georgia State University, 2004
  • PHI BETA DELTA Honor Society, Georgia State University, 2003

 
  Last Modified: 2017-07-16