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About the Director - Associate Professor Sing Tien Foo

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Tien Foo is Dean's Chair Associate Professor, Deputy Head (Admin & Finance) at the Department of Real Estate and Director at the Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES). He currently serves as the Secretary of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES), and is a board member of AsRES (since 2000) and the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC) (since 2008). He also serves as a member on the editorial boards of Journal of Real Estate Research, International Real Estate Review, Pacific Rim Real Estate Journal and Journal of Housing Studies (Taiwan). Tien Foo had also served as a special-issues guest editor and referee for several international refereed journals.

In addition, Tien Foo serves as a member on the panel of assessors under the Appeal Board (Land Acquisition), Ministry of Law, Singapore (since 2010), and the Professional Development Committee (or formerly known as Examination and Professional Development Committee) of the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), Ministry of National Development (Since October 2014). He is also the co‐founder and principal investigator for the Singapore's NUS‐REDAS Real Estate Sentiment Index.

In NUS, he teaches modules on real estate finance, real estate securitization, real estate investment, property tax and statutory valuation at both the undergraduate and post‐graduate levels. His research interests include real options, real estate finance, REIT, urban sustainability, housing policies, and housing price dynamics.

Tien Foo obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree from University of Cambridge, U.K. under the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship and the Overseas Research Students award. He also holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st Class Honors in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore.

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