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National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

  Appointment: PROFESSOR
  Office: SDE1-05-18
  Tel: (65) 6516 3552
  Fax: (65) 6774 8684
  Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Professor ONG Seow Eng is the co-Director of NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (NUS-JTC I³ ) Centre.

He holds a PhD in Finance and Master in Business from Indiana University. His research interests include securitized real estate, Real Estate Investment Trusts, real estate derivatives, mortgage repayment, default and delinquency, price discovery and housing finance issues.

SE sits on the editorial board of nine international real estate journals such as the Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics, Journal of Property Research and Journal of Housing Research, and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Financial Management and Urban Studies.

He was the 2002-3 president of the Asian Real Estate Society and the 2006-7 president of the International Real Estate Society. SE was elected to the board of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) from 2008 – 2010.

SE was the recipient of the 2005 International Real Estate Society achievement award for outstanding research, education and practice at the international level. In addition, he is a fellow at the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, Florida, USA. His research papers won the American Real Estate Society 2005 best manuscript paper award for Real Estate Valuation, and the 2004 best manuscript paper award for Innovative Thinking – Thinking Out-of-the-Box. SE is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2008.

A Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, SE has substantial work experience in investment and portfolio management, derivative analysis and property valuation. He is also the Vice Chairman for Education, Urban Land Institute South Asia council and an independent director of Cambridge Industrial Trust, a SGX listed real estate investment trust. He is currently a member of the academic circle of the Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA).

  • Property portfolio analysis
  • Property companies
  • Real estate information economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Market microstructure
  • Time series analysis
  • Microeconometric analysis
  • Securitized real estate
  • Housing affordability and upgradability


PhD(Finance) MBus(Finance) IU, BSc(EstMgt)(Hons) NUS, CFA(ICFA)


Undergraduate Teaching:

  • RE2104 Real Estate Finance
  • RE4210 Real Estate Finance Seminar
  • RE2281 Real Estate Asst Market 1

Graduate Teaching:

  • RE5003 Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • RE6007 Research Topics in Real Estate

  Last Modified: 2014-12-11