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Chow, Yuen Leng  

    Graduate School of International Management Associate Professor
Last Updated :2021/01/15

Researcher Information


    Graduate School of International Management Associate Professor

J-Global ID

Research Interests

  • Green Finance   Healthcare   Corporate Governance   Corporate Finance   Real Estate Finance   

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Commerce / Finance, Real Estate, Auctions, Healthcare

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2019/09 - Today  International University of JapanGraduate School of International ManagementAssociate Professor
  • 2015 - 2019  National University of SingaporeInstitute of Real Estate StudiesSenior Research Fellow
  • 2008 - 2014  National University of SingaporeDepartment of Real EstateAssistant Professor
  • 2001 - 2008  National University of SingaporeDepartment of Real EstateSenior Tutor


  • 2002 - 2008  Pennsylvania State University  Real Estate  PhD in Business Administration
  • 1998 - 2000  National University of Singapore  Real Estate  MSc(Real Estate)
  • 1994 - 1997  National University of Singapore  Real Estate  BSc(Estate Management)(Hons)

Published Papers

  • Ruoran Xu; Yuen Leng Chow; Joseph T. L. Ooi
    JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS SPRINGER 55 (3) 313 - 344 0895-5638 2017/10 [Refereed]
  • Auction versus Negotiated Sale: Evidence from Real Estate Sales
    Chow, Y.L; Hafalir, I; Yavas, A
    Real Estate Economics 43 (2) 432 - 470 2015 [Refereed]
  • Do Changes in Credit Ratings of REITs affect their Capital Structure Decisions?
    Li, Q; Chow, Y.L; Ong, S.E
    Journal of Property Research 31 (3) 264 - 285 2014 [Refereed]
  • First-Price Sealed-Bid Tender versus English Open Auction: Evidence from Land Auctions
    Chow, Y.L; Ooi, J.T
    Real Estate Economics 42 (2) 253 - 278 2014 [Refereed]
  • A Cointegration Approach to Understanding Singapore's Industrial Space Supply
    Chow, Y.L; Ong, S.E; Thang, D
    Journal of Property Investment and Finance 20 (2) 96 - 115 2002 [Refereed]


  • Should Private Property Developers Partner with the Government to Provide Affordable Housing in Singapore?
    Wu, W.N; Chow, Y.L Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • The Silver Housing Challenge
    Wu, W.N; Chow, Y.L Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • Towards Sustainable Development: Singapore's and CDL's Journeys
    Chow, Y.L; Tan, Y.J Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • Sabana Shar'iah Compliant Industrial REIT - A Study on REIT Governance and Management
    Gee. C; Chow Y.L; Ooi, J.T Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • Croesus Retail Trust: Switching to an Internal Management Model
    Chow Y.L; Gee, C; Ooi, J.T Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • CapitaLand Retail China Trust: The Listing Story
    Chow, Y.L; Gee, C; Ooi, T.L Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • Manulife US REIT: 2015 Listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange
    Chow Y.L; Gee, C; Ooi, J.T Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • The Remaking of Suntec City: An Ex-Post Evaluation
    Fong, C; Chow Y.L; Ong, S.E Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • BlackRock Intermark Divestment: Strategy and Financial Analysis
    Chow, Y.L; Ong, S.E; Yeo, W.Y Educational materials 2017 -2018
  • China's New Urbanisation: The Transformation and Development of Real Estate Companies - Vanke Liangzhu Cultural Village
    Yang, Z.M; Chow, Y.L; Zhang, J Artistic activity 2016 -2017
  • Clarke Quay: An Evolving Identity
    Chow, Y.L; Tay, E Educational materials 2016 -2017
  • Vertical Villages: Living, Working, and Playing under One Roof
    Tan, S.B; Chow, Y.L Educational materials 2016 -2017
  • Gentrification in Singapore: Saviour or Neighbourhood Wrecker?
    Gill, A; Chow, Y.L Educational materials 2016 -2017

Research Grants & Projects

  • An Examination of Bidding Strategies in Real Estate Auctions: An Experimental Approach
    National University of Singapore:
    Date (from‐to) : 2011 -2013 
    Author : Chow Yuen Leng; Ong Seow Eng
  • A Close Look: Singapore Real Estate Agents
    National University of Singapore:
    Author : Chow Yuen Leng; Ong Seow Eng

Teaching Experience

  • Advance Corporate FinanceAdvance Corporate Finance International University of Japan
  • Portfolio ManagementPortfolio Management International University of Japan
  • Advanced Real Estate MarketingAdvanced Real Estate Marketing National University of Singapore
  • Research MethodsResearch Methods National University of Singapore
  • Derivatives SecuritiesDerivatives Securities International University of Japan
  • Entrepreneurial FinanceEntrepreneurial Finance International University of Japan
  • Real Estate FinanceReal Estate Finance National University of Singapore, Pennsylvania State University

Social Contribution

  • Business Model Canvas Workshop
    Date (from-to) : 2019/11/19-2019/11/19
    Role : Lecturer
    Category : Seminar
    Sponser, Organizer, Publisher  : International University of Japan, Hult Prize
    Event, Program, Title : Business Model Canvas Workshop


  • 2019/07 -2019/07 Working Paper: Population Ageing and Healthcare REITs: JHC-REITs versus SHC-REITs
    A rapidly ageing population will put increasing pressure on healthcare and long-term care services for governments globally. Using a comparative study, this paper draws practical inferences about private equity investment in healthcare: (1) whether this is a viable avenue to attract private funding into the healthcare business to help elevate the demands on government funding and support; and (2) comparing the business model of healthcare REITs in two Asia-Pacific countries – “super-aged” Japan and a rapidly aging Singapore.
  • 2018 -2018 Working Paper: Do Board Turnovers Matter: Evidence from Externally Managed REITs
    In recent years, good corporate governance has increasingly become a necessary signal by firms to attract good investors. At the same time, governments around the world are adopting proactive regulatory measures to protect shareholder rights. This paper intends to examine the impact of good corporate governance in real estate, specifically, real estate investment trusts (REITs). To enjoy tax benefits, REITs are heavily regulated in terms of their distribution policy, asset allocation, and ownership composition. As a result, this paper asks whether internal monitoring by board directors are still valued by investors. Adopting an event study and cross section analysis, the results indicate muted market responses to board changes in the short-term. However, there is strong empirical evidence to illustrate that shareholders react negatively to board changes when the firm is doing well. Furthermore, although shareholders do not react to changes of independent board directors, shareholders are concerned about the balance of insiders versus independent directors on the board.

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