IREBS Alumni stellen sich vor: Dr. Stanimira Milcheva

Dr. Milcheva did her PhD at the University of Regensburg under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Steffen Sebastian graduating in March 2013. Her PhD thesis focussed on Monetary Policy Transmission through the Housing Channel exploring dynamics linked to the Global Financial Crisis, the monetary regimes prior to that and the role of the housing market in financial economics. After her PhD, she took her first just as an Assistant Professor in Real Estate Investment at the University of Reading in the UK. The Real Estate and Planning department in Reading has a reputation for being the largest in Europe. There she has focussed on the commercial side of real estate (as commercial real estate is a large part of the UK’s institutional property market). In 2017 Dr. Milcheva started working at University College London (UCL) as an Associate Professor in Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance. She teaches both, real estate investment and finance as well as infrastructure investment.

Dr. Milchevas research focus is on the institutional dynamics within the real estate market. Currently, she is the chair of the affordable housing group in the department and had established a constructive dialogue between policy makers, industry practitioners and academics. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals of finance, urban economics, real estate and economics such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Macroeconomics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Housing Economics. Dr. Milchevas research has been recognised through several awards such as the prestigious Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) grant in 2020, Best Paper by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) at the Asian Real Estate Society in 2018, best paper for “Thinking out the Box” by the Homer Hoyt Institute in 2017, a grant and best research output by Cushman and Wakefield in 2013, and best research output by the University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund in 2015.