T.E. (Tuuli) Jylhä

T.E. (Tuuli) Jylhä



Research profile

In my current research, I am interested in the smart use of resources in (corporate) real estate management. In addition to materials, energy and natural resources, I see human resources and their social capital as essential. I am especially interested in featuring the concept of waste in the smart use of resources in CREM by streamlining the value creation through re-engineering, re-designing and re-structuring. My passion is to move the CREM industry towards near-zero waste.

Central questions that motivate me in the smart use of resources in (corporate) real estate management:

  • How to prevent the waste while retaining the use-value of RE?
  • How is waste currently prevented in CREM?
  • What is waste in CREM?
  • What is the root cause of waste in CREM?
  • How to use near-zero waste systems from other fields (such as health care, construction, car industry) in CREM?
  • How to achieve and maintain the near-zero approach?


I work as an Assistant Professor in Real Estate Management at Department of Management in the Built Environment at TU Delft. I have a Doctoral Degree in Real Estate Management (2013) and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Economics (2008) from Aalto University, Finland, from the Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics. Before my position at TU Delft, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University.

I have been a teacher on Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses, developed curriculums, established research projects and accomplished a post-graduate degree in teacher education. Before the academic career, I worked with real estate transactions. 

Key publications

For more publications, please see my Google Scholar profile (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Wyb5EEkAAAAJ&hl=en)

Jylhä, T. (2013) Creating Value of Waste? Evaluating the Production of Real Estate Services with Lean Thinking, doctoral dissertation, Aalto University, available at:
http://lib.tkk.fi/Diss/2013/isbn9789526053455/isbn9789526053455.pdf (15 January 2014).

Jylhä, T., Remøy, H. & Arkesteijn, M. (2019) Identification of changed paradigms in CRE research – a systematic literature review 2005-2015, Journal of Corporate Real Estate, available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/JCRE-07-2017-0020 (8 May 2019)

Jylhä, T. & Junnila, S. (2014) The State of Value Creation in the Real Estate Sector – Lessons from Lean Thinking, Property Management, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 28-47, available at https://doi.org/10.1108/PM-12-2012-0048 (8 May 2019)

Jylhä, T. & Junnila, S. (2013) Learning from Lean Management – Going beyond Input-Output Thinking, Facilities, Vol. 31 No.11/12, pp. 454-467, available at https://doi.org/10.1108/F-11-2011-0097 (8 May 2019)

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