Dr Stanimira Milcheva is an associate professor in Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance at University College London. Stani's research is broadly in the field of real estate and infrastructure finance. She also works on topics related to affordable housing. Her research has explored above topics from the lens of institutional investors. She has a track record in connecting spatial dynamics, i.e. the role of location of assets and their inter-connectedness, for pricing on residential and commercial real estate markets. Stani is chairing the Affordable Housing theme at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management (CPM), producing policy-relevant reports and working closely with industry to make a real-world impact.
Stani has published more than 15 peer-reviewed papers in more than 10 high-esteemed field journals. Her publications span across several fields from real estate, through urban economics, to finance and macroeconomics. To name a few, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Energy Economics. Stani has served as panelist on industry and academic events and disseminated her research in more than 50 conferences and symposiums, including the ASSA and American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA). Stani is a research affiliate of the ESCP Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management and the UCL Centre for Finance. She also served on the CPM Advisory Board and has been involved in various roles including deputy research director and PhD programme director for the department.
Stani's research has been recognized by highly competitive research and industry awards. These include the highly esteemed Hormer Hoytt Research Prize in 2020, best paper at the Asian Real Estate Society by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2018, best paper for 'Thinking out the Box' by the Homer Hoyt Institute in 2015, best research output by Cushman and Wakefield (DTZ) in 2014, and best research output by the University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund in 2014.