Yishuang Xu

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Dr. Xu is Lecturer in Real Estate at the University of Manchester. She was an Assistant Professor at the Capital University of Economics and Business and a researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, having completed her PhD at the University of Hong Kong.

Research interests

Sherry's research interests lie primarily in various fields of real estate economics and finance, for example, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Retail Real Estate Asset Management, Market Efficiency and Expectations, and Term-Structure of Interest. More recently, her research has expanded to Blockchain Applications in Real Estate, Sustainability, PropTech and ESG investing.
She has expertise in data analysis, financial modelling, asset pricing, and investment appraisal.


My teaching commitments vary from year to year. The following are indicative of my teaching at the University of Manchester:

PLAN60191&41191 Real Estate Investment and Finance;

PLAN60351&41051 Strategic Investment and Asset Management;

PLAN60292/44042 Advanced Real Estate Finance;

PLAN60102&40662 Land and Development;

PLAN30512 Housing, Planning & Development;

PLAN10201 Introduction to Real Estate.


Teaching Qualification

I am a Fellow of Advance HE (awarded in 2020).

Methodological knowledge

  • Qualitative method;
  • Quantitative method;
  • Mixed-method.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Real Estate, University of Hong Kong

1 Sept 200722 Nov 2012

Award Date: 22 Nov 2012

External positions

external examiner, Liverpool John Moores University

1 Dec 2022 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Urban Institute


  • Real Estate Finance & Investment
  • Strategy
  • Innovation; Digital Economy
  • Sustainability


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