This book presents for the first time an interdisciplinary view of property development and property developers. Fourteen contributor are brought together here from leading researchers and respected practitioners, including property analysts, economists, geographers, planners and sociologists. This rounded picture of property research explores:
* the development of quantitative and qualitative research methods
* theories ranging from mainstream economics to social constructivism
* the inter-relationships between the economic and the social, and between individuals and organisations and their environments
Development and Developers highlights the benefits of different research approaches and methods, demonstrating how a more inclusive, multidisciplinary view of property research will connect to wider debates in urban studies.
Table of contents
Preface; Contributors; Approaching development; The market context of property development activity; Modelling the development sector of the property market; Market research for office real estate; The financial appraisal of development projects; Developers' decisions and property market behaviour; The organisation of property development professions and practices; The impact of land management and development strategies on urban redevelopment prospects; Developers in local property markets - assessing the implications of developer experiences and attitudes in the re-use of vacant industrial buildings in an old industrial area; System dynamics and the commecial development process - towards an understanding of complex behaviour and change; Evolution in the supply of commercial real estate: the emergence of a new relationship between suppliers and occupiers of real estate; Global players and the reshaping of local property markets: global pressures and local reactions; Developing interests: environmental innovation and the social organisation of the property business; Property companies and the remaking of markets: stories from the 1990s; Conclusions: interpreting development; Index.
* helps you think like a developer
* draws together for the first time a range of perspectives and approaches
* offers insights both from recent research and from respected practitioners