Chen (Chay) Zheng

PHD Student

Chen (Chay) Zheng

Chen (Chay) Zheng

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Supervisor(s): Dr Gianluca Marcato, Dr Gianluca Marcato
Research Topic(s): Real Estate IPOs

Areas of academic interest

Real Estate Finance; Real Estate Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Real Estate Securities; Trading Economics


Chay holds an MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham She worked in credit analysis and risk management in collateral loans for Singapore Temasek Group. She is currently a PhD researcher at Henley Business School, University of Reading. Her research interest covers real estate finance and macro-economics. Particularly her current PhD research is interested in the effects of trade openness on real estate IPO performance.


  • MSc in International Accounting and Finance, University of Birmingham, UK
  • BSc in Accounting, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China