The built environment and the real estate contained in it are vital. Individuals and communities need structured and conditioned spaces. And on a global scale real estate makes up more than 60% of the world’s equity. The real estate market comprises various market segments ranging from business premises like offices, stores and commercial buildings to non-profit real estate like housing corporation properties.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that there is an increasing interest in real estate management. This once static field has become a dynamic activity in which active monitoring of the market for real estate boosts the market position and responds to the dynamics of demand for and use of real estate. In such a way investments are safeguarded. Real estate management can thus be regarded as a specialism of evaluation and calculation in which structural and engineering knowledge and experience are combined with market insight and operational analysis to form the basis for real estate management and development.
The Department of the Built Environment offers the following studies: