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Ren Ren

Lecturer of Real Estate

Dr Ren Ren


  • Real Estate Economics, 
  • Housing Market Cycles, 
  • Policy Evaluation, 
  • Spatial Econometrics


HBS 129, Whiteknights Campus

Ren received her PhD in Real Estate and Urban Economics from the University of Hong Kong in 2021. She examined how and why housing prices can appreciate or depreciate at different rates across locations of one city during the same market cycles. Her work won the Best Manuscript Award by the American Real Estate Society (2021), the Best Presentation Award by the International Real Estate Society (2020), and Postgraduate Scholarship by the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (2020).

Before joining Henley in 2022, Ren was a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London. The project she was involved in was about specifications of spatial models and policy evaluation relating to the housing market.

Her research interests include real estate markets and policies, spatial models and corporate finance. In terms of practical knowledge, Ren is specialized in real estate investment and appraisal. She worked as a real estate investment analyst/manager for major developers in China from 2011 to 2017. It is also her field of teaching when she gained teaching experience at the University of Hong Kong from 2018 to 2021.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance, City University of Hong Kong

Reference: Ren, R. , Wong, S. K. and Chau, K. W. (2023) A revisit of supply elasticity and within-city heterogeneity of housing price movements. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. ISSN 1573-045X doi:
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Ren Ren

Projects in Appraisal and Management

This module consists of projects related to the appraisal and management of real estate assets. ...

Module code: RE3PAM

Investment Appraisal and Valuation

This module develops the theory and practice of appraisal for individual property investments, mainly in the context of the commercial and industrial real estate investment markets. It will consider different...

Module code: REMF45