Yongyue Zhang
E-House China R&D Institute

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Prof. ZHANG Yongyue is President of E-House Real Estate Research Institution, lifetime professor and doctoral supervisor of East China Normal University and dean of Oriental Real Estate School. He also serves as vice chairman of Chinese Real Estate Estimator and Agent Institution, vice chairman of Shanghai Real Estate Economics Institution, executive director of the China Real Estate Research Association, executive director of the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress, vice chairman of Shanghai Economist Association, vice chairman of Shanghai real estate Economy Association, specialist on the real estate market for the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, leading expert of Zhang Yongyue Studio of the Development Research Center of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Shanghai Development Strategy Institution (Real Estate and City Management Research), Counselor of Shanghai Real Estate Trade Association. He was dean of East China Normal University Business School, General Manager of Shanghai Jinfeng Investment Co., Ltd and chairman of Shanghai Real Estate Sales (Group) Co., Ltd.
Professor Zhang is one of the founders of real estate discipline in university in China. As a famous expert in shanghai and even the whole nation, he has initiated and promoted the establishment of real estate educational system on undergraduate course, graduate course, doctoral course and qualification training and established the first real estate department of national key university and Oriental Real Estate School. All these have made great contributions to the development of real estate economic theory and cultivated large amounts of professional talents over the years. At the same time, Professor Zhang devotes himself to promoting innovation of industry-university-research cooperation and effectively combines education, scientific research and industry demand in order to further integrating college scientific research and social and enterprise resources. As the executive chairman and founder, he initiated many academic communities such as China Association of Real Estate Academicians, Global Chinese Real Estate Congress. By leading relative teams and integrating social industry-university-research resources, he has formed innovative educational and scientific research system, promoting the transformation from development of disciplines and relative theories to practice. Over the years, Professor Zhang has undertaken several national and municipal key projects and issues large quantity of academic paper. His books, teaching materials and several research results have won many awards such as Excellent Project Award, Excellent Paper Award issued by National Ministry of Construction, Shanghai and national industry association. Many of his consultancy advices of governmental decisions are affirmed and adopted by relative governmental departments.     


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