Liming Yao

Dr Liming Yao BSc, MSc, FHEA



I joined SHU in 2018 as a Lecturer in Real Estate. I teach in the areas of asset management, real estate economics, professional study skills and research projects. I also developed related research interests following the completion of PhD in 2018 which explored the issues of housing affordability, the effectiveness of housing policies, and household's housing tenure choices.


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject Area

Real Estate


BSc Real Estate;
BSc Business Property Management;
Msc Real Estate


Law and Economics for the Built Environment;
Asset and Portfolio Management;
Research Dissertation;
Applied Research Methods and Dissertation;
Law, Economics and Finance;
Real Estate Investment and Valuation;
Professional Study Skills.


Current Research Projects:

My current research mainly investigates issues of housing affordability: how did owning a home become unaffordable? For younger generations, what prevents them from entering the housing ladder? Whether the housing assistance policies work effectively in helping with housing difficulties? For disadvantaged households like low-income groups whether housing assistance is equally accessible to them? I also developed related research interests which explored housing affordability difficulties for migrant workers or rural to urban migrants. I'm also interested in topics of city attractiveness and city resilience.


Journal articles

Zou, J., Yao, L., Lan, X., & Deng, X. (2023). Promoting or inhibiting: The role of socio-economic integration on migrant entrepreneurship. Transactions in Planning and Urban Research, 2 (4), 432-458.

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate supervision: Housing economics; Housing affordability issues; Real estate finance; Mortgage; Housing policies. Doctoral research supervision: Public-Private Partnership (PPP)in the construction industry;

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