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Zhonghua Wu

Zhonghua Wu

Tibor and Sheila Hollo Research Fellow

Associate Professor
Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

College of Business
Florida International University

FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S 1000
Miami, FL 33131-3105

P: (305) 779-7908
E: wuz@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Business Administration
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Master of Arts, Economics
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics
    Nanchang University, Nanchang, China

Areas of Expertise

  • Real Estate Finance and Investment
  • Commercial Property Market

Professional Activities

Dr. Zhonghua Wu is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University. He received his bachelor’s degree in China, his master’s degree from Syracuse University, and his doctorate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Wu’s research interests include real estate capital markets, commercial property markets, and corporate finance. He has published research articles in the refereed journals including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Research. Dr. Wu has presented research papers at academic conferences such as the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Conference (AREUEA), the American Real Estate Society Meeting (ARES), and the AREUEA International Conference/Asian Real Estate Conference (AsRES).

He received the Teaching Excellence Award at the College of Business Administration of FIU in 2007. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wu worked as a research associate for the National Bureau of Statistics in China.

Courses Taught

  • Financial Economics II
  • Global Financial Strategy
  • International Financial Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Special Topics in Real Estate

Refereed Journal Articles

An, H., Wu, Q. & Wu, Z. (2015). REIT Crash Risk and Institutional Investors. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Chinloy, P. & Wu, Z. (2013). The Inventory-Sales Ratio and Homebuilder Return Predictability.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 46 (3), 397-423.

Chinloy, P., Hardin, W. & Wu, Z. (2013). Price, Place, People, and Local Experience.  Journal of Real Estate Research.

Chinloy, P., Hardin, W. & Wu, Z. (2013). Transaction Frequency and Commercial Property.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 47 (4), 640-658.

Case, B., Hardin, W. & Wu, Z. (2012). REIT Dividend Policies and Dividend Announcement Effects During the 2008-2009 Liquidity Crisis.  Real Estate Economics. 40 (3), 387-421.

Hardin, W. G., An, H. & Wu, Z. (2012). Information Asymmetry and Corporate Liquidity Management: Evidence from Real Estate Investment Trusts.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 45 (3), 678-704.

Hardin, W. G., Jiang, X. & Wu, Z. (2012). REIT Stock Prices and Inflation: Inflation Hedge or Inflation Illusion?.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 25 (1), 262-287.

Hardin III, W. & Wu, Z. (2010). Banking Relationships and REIT Capital Structure.  Real Estate Economics. 38 (2), 257-284.

Hardin III, W. & Wu, Z. (2009). Bank mergers, REIT loan pricing and takeover likelihood.  Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 38 (3), 275-301.

Hardin, W., Johnson, K. H. & Wu, Z. (2009). Commercial Brokerage Intermediation in the Commercial Property Market.  Journal of Real Estate Research. 31 (4), 397-420.

Riddiough, T. & Wu, Z. (2009). Financial Constraint, Liquidity Management, and Investment.  Real Estate Economics. 37 (3), 447-481.

Benjamin, J., Chinloy, P., Hardin, W. G. & Wu, Z. (2008). Clientele Effects and Condo Conversions.  Real Estate Economics. 36 (3), 611-634.

Hardin III, W. & Wu, Z. (2008). Assessing the REIT Purchase Premium in Apartments.  Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. 14 (4), 375-385.

Johnson, K., Jonathan, W. & Wu, Z. (2007). On the relationship between commercial property price and its selling time.  Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management. 13 (4), 379-388.

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