Professor Deng Yongheng is Provost's Chair Professor and Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Professor of Real Estate at the Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment, and Professor of Finance, NUS Business School.
Prior to joining NUS, he was a professor at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Policy, Planning and Development, and the Marshall School of Business. He served as Director of Ph.D. Programs at the School of Policy, Planning and Development in USC and has also served as Economist and Expert in the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) – a financial regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – in Washington DC.
Professor Deng is a Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital, and has also chaired the Forum's Global Agenda Council on Real Estate -- a not-for-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. He has served as a member of the Singapore Economic Strategy Sub-Committee on Land during 2009-2010, and is an advisory board member of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) in the United States.
His research has addressed a wide variety of issues in real estate finance and urban economic policy, including asset pricing of mortgage‐backed securities and derivatives, credit risks analysis of CMBS and CDO markets as well as green-building, eco-environment and governance of real estate markets.
Professor Deng is a board member of many academic organizations including the American Real Estate and Urban Economic Association, the Asian Real Estate Society, and the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress. He is also an associate editor for leading real estate journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Housing Economics.
Professor Deng holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Post-Doctorial Research Fellow at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Advanced Real Estate Studies; and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).