Business Law

Suyan Zheng

Business Law
Assistant Professor
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Suyan Zheng is an assistant professor of real estate in the department of business law at CSUN, teaching real estate principles, real estate market analysis, and real estate finance.

Professor Zheng’s research focuses on real estate investment trusts (REITs), capital markets, and financial intermediation. Her current research agenda explores how industrial firms and REITs use unique capital raising strategies to fund their investment opportunities. Her research has been published in referred journals such as Real Estate Economics and Journal of Multinational Financial Management. She is an active member of American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and Financial Management Association.

Professor Zheng holds a PhD in Finance from University of Cincinnati (UC), a M.S. in Science Teaching from Wright State University, and a BS in Physics from Wenzhou University (formerly Wenzhou Normal College). Prior to joining CSUN, she was an associate professor of finance at Shippensburg University (SHIP). She has taught business finance, corporate finance, financial management, independent study in real estate, principles of real estate, real estate finance, investment and appraisals analysis at UC and SHIP. She won teaching awards from both institutions.

Professor Zheng is also a member of national association of realtors and holds active real estate licenses in the Washington D.C. metro area and California. She has extensive experience in real estate investments and real estate transactions as a buyer and seller agent. She also gains financing and appraisal experience by working with numerous industry experts. This rich outside industry experience allows her to bring real world projects into the classroom.

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