The research within the department of Management in the Built Environment aims to develop and test scientific theories and tools, based on empirical data collection, which can be used to steer and support the best possible fit between supply of real estate with the dynamic demand for accommodating people. The demand side is approached primarily from a user's perspective.

Research programme

The research projects are included in two main research programmes:

MBE research includes research into market analyses, performance requirements and costs and quality of real estate (i.e. the product side) and research into initiating, briefing, developing, design, construction and use of real estate (the process side). Research is undertaken on three levels of scale: buildings, stock (i.e. portfolio), and urban areas. The research is oriented to the construction of utilities, dwellings and urban infrastructure.

For the complete research portfolio of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment click here.

PhD research