Vision & Mission

The Department of Real Estate traces its origin to 1969 when degree courses in both building and estate management were first offered in the then Department of Building and Estate Management. This was subsequently changed to the School of Building and Real Estate. In June 2000 the Faculty changed its name to the School of Design & Environment. As a result of this change Building and Real Estate were established as separate departments.

The Department seeks to advance holistic knowledge of real estate and urban development for sustainable and inclusive urbanization in Asia through innovative research and teaching. The Department has an excellent research track record and connection with global research communities in real estate, urban economics and city planning. The NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) and SDE Center for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) provide platforms and support for multidisciplinary urban and real estate research.


To be the global leader for real estate education and research centred in Asia


To develop leaders and advance knowledge for the global real estate industry