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Tian (Tina) Tang

Prior to attending MIT, Tina has been working in real estate for 10 years in China. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2002, Tina began her real estate career as a property development manager and spent the following 7 years in development. She had developed several notable projects, including InterContinental Hotel Chongqing, China. In 2009 Tina moved to Hong Kong to pursue a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communication.

After living in Hong Kong for two years, Tina landed in Shanghai as a professional in planning and design. Taking charge of the business development department of an international architecture firm in Shanghai, Tina was responsible for design business with relation to all product types of development, including land master planning, residential, office, retail, hotel and mixed-use projects.

Experience in both development and design firms enable Tina to understand multiple issues in development. Rather than addressing a standalone component in urban development, Tina examines the immanent interconnection and the way each component dynamically adds value to the other. How to apply economic thinking to development decision is her concentration. At MIT, Tina seeks to enhance her real estate knowledge with a deeper understanding of real estate financial analysis in order to prepare for a leadership position within the industry.