Real Estate Management

Real Estate Management is defined as facilitating the users of the built environment, while optimally contributing to societal and organisational goals, climate challenges and economic feasibility. This also emphasizes the multi-perspective approach of real estate management. Based at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment (since 1991) key words are design-minded, lifecycle thinking, demand side and user-oriented.

The chair of Real Estate Management covers a series of themes – from which are listed below (click to find more info and key publications).


“When I was appointed as professor in 1991, it was my dream to change real estate management from within: from financially driven and supply-oriented to demand-oriented and user-focussed. Being a designer by background, I found that the concepts of quality and value were not sufficiently incorporated. Our department Management in the Built Environment (founded in 1991, formally known as Real Estate & Project Management and Real Estate & Housing) with over an overwhelming interest of students from the start, allowed us to change real estate education and change the way future leaders, consultants and researchers in the real estate world think and act. After more than 25 years I am proud of our legacy, both in educations and in research.”

emeritus professor Hans de Jonge

Reflections on the past 25 years – written by alumni and researchers – can be found in the book “Dear is durable”, which was published in honour of the 25th anniversity of the MBE department and the farewell of emeritus professor Hans de Jonge. Below the current themes of Real Estate Management can be found.

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