The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Shared Ownership Data Initiative (SODI)

SODI aims to leverage data-driven academic research and work with stakeholders to enhance transparency in the shared ownership market for users and stakeholders alike.

Shared ownership

The purpose of SODI is to use data-driven academic research and collaborate with stakeholders to drive up transparency on the shared ownership market for users and stakeholders.  

Vision Statement 

High level academic research to guide decision making in the shared ownership market. By increasing the understanding of the shared ownership market to support people in making informed home ownership decisions. 

Mission Statement 

To create easily accessible data-driven and research-led knowledge about the shared ownership market.  

Social Values and Membership 

  • If you are a registered provider and would like to join SODI, please send us an email to s.milcheva@ucl.ac.uk.  
  • Members share data and are able to share SODI through board membership. 
  • Members will have exclusive access to research insights and workshops.
  • Supporting a social cause which will improve financial literacy around home ownership.  
  • You will be supporting a data initiative led by academics.  
  • Corporate social responsibility. The social purpose of SODI aligns with your non-profit or charitable mandate and supports the shared ownership residents’ community.  
  • Demonstrate leadership by being ahead of the curve in sharing data for a social cause.  

Director of SODI

Professor Stanimira Milcheva is the founder and director of Shared Ownership Data Initiative. She is also the founder and director of the Affordable Housing Centre and a professor in Real Estate Finance at UCL. Her background is in finance and economics looking at real asset markets and asset pricing. Stani’s aim is to work alongside strategic stakeholders to provide transparency on the market for affordable housing. She has set up the Shared Ownership Data Initiative to increase wider public understanding for shared ownership as well as provide understanding around shared ownership as a hybrid housing tenure.  

Stani has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers in leading field academic journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Energy Economics.  She is the recipient of best paper awards (RICS, Homer Hoyt Institute , Cushman and Wakefield) and funding awards (Real Estate Research Institute, University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund).  

Stani has worked on various funded research and advisory projects for government (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) local government, and non-profit providers as well as key stakeholder organisations (CASE, G15, National Housing Federation, Shelter, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, European Public Real Estate Association, etc.). Send Stani an email.