About

HKU Real Estate Lab (RE Lab), established in 2022, is one of the research labs under Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong. It aims to build a real estate intellectual community by bringing together leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners from different disciplines with a common interest in advancing real estate knowledge, enhancing professional practice, and debating policy issues. Research areas include but are not limited to:

●   Real estate finance

●   Urban economics

●   Housing policy

●   Sustainable and healthy buildings

●   Property innovation and technology

HKU RE Lab is committed to making research ideas and findings in these areas accessible in order to provide thought leadership to the industry, the government, and the community at large.


Professor Kelvin Wong

Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

He is the founder of the HKU Real Estate Lab. His research area is real estate economics and finance. He is one of the leading researchers named in the Real Estate Academic Leadership rankings. He co-invented the repeat-sales property price index in Hong Kong, which became the first tradable housing price index in Asia. More information about his work can be found on his website.

Chair Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

Associate Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

Lecturer, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Real Estate and Construction, HKU

Assistant Professor, Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies, Florida State University

Assistant Professor, HKU Business School

Ziwei Lin

PhD Student

Ziwei Lin is a PhD student in the Department of Real Estate & Construction at HKU. She has a multidisciplinary education background, with a strong foundation in Economics, Computer Science, and Urban Geography. Her current research interests include corporate finance, urban planning and climate change.

Bokai Yang

PhD Student

Bokai Yang is PhD student in the Department of Real Estate & Construction at HKU. He received a Bachler’s degree in Economics and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s degree in Economics from HKUST. He has also been rewarded with the Presidential Scholarship for PhD student. His current research interests include agglomeration economics, healthcare economics and business enabling environment.

Yue Zhang

PhD Student

Yue Zhang is PhD student in the Department of Real Estate & Construction at HKU. She is an awardee of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and HKU Presidential PhD Scholarship. Her research interests include real estate finance and housing policy. She is keen on exploring the application of machine learning and unstructured data, including texts and images, in real estate research.

Yumou Wang

PhD Student

Yumou Wang is a PhD student in the Department of Real Estate & Construction at HKU. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Chongqing University. His current research interests include government behaviors, real estate investment trusts, real estate finance and economics.

Johnny Shen

PhD Student

Johnny Shen is a PhD student in the Department of Real Estate & Construction at HKU, under the supervision of Prof. Kelvin Wong. He has a background in business management, urban planning, property development, and private equity management. His research interests include the impact of Government Policies on property values, Science Park, and real estate management.

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