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“The only way to provide real evidence for the business case of workplace interventions is by getting involved in transdisciplinary research initiatives.”

Research profile

Rianne Appel is an Associate Professor in corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace at the Department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In her research, Rianne approaches CRE as an important strategic resource for (knowledge) organizations. She focuses on 2 lines of research: 1) how it should be managed strategically and 2) how location, building and workspace design choices for modern work environment concepts add value to driving forces of the users (such as employee health and productivity, innovativeness of the organization, and flexibility).

In order to carry out the 2nd type of environmental psychology related research, she relies on innovative methods of studying and measuring buildings and their usage. These include spatial network analysis techniques, sensors and other (smart) technologies and choice experiments. Results are always placed within the larger framework of the 1st research line, involving strategic thinking and alignment between CRE strategy and corporate strategy.

Academic background

Rianne Appel received her MSc in real estate management from TU/e in 1999. She worked as a consultant for Buck Consultants International and for the international consultancy and engineering group DHV, advising small and large organizations on a wide variety of CRE issues for five years. Rianne is editor of the Journal of CRE, a member of the editorial board of CRE journal and acts as reviewer for several other journals. She is founder and chair of the Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) network and a board member of the European Real Estate Society (ERES) and the Dutch Society for RE researchers (VOGON). She has presented her work at different international scientific conferences and industry seminars and is published in leading scientific real estate and workplace journals.

Rianne also propagates her work to practitioners by publishing in national and international real estate business magazines and participating in communities such as Corenet (global association for corporate real estate professionals) and CREME (Dutch association for CRE directors). She has won several ‘best paper’ awards at various conferences and for different journals.

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Real estate Business & Economics
Employees Business & Economics
Work environment Business & Economics
Knowledge sharing Business & Economics
Work place Business & Economics
Innovation Business & Economics
End users Business & Economics
The Netherlands Business & Economics

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Projects 2014 2020

Erasmus+ Space

Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Weijs - Perrée, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., van der Avoird, M. & Appel - Meulenbroek, R.

1/09/1831/08/20

Project: Research direct

SPARK Impuls (Science park facilities and the role of ecosystem formation)

Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Weijs - Perrée, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H., Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Arentze, T., Ng, B., Kruizinga, M. & Sartorius - ter Haar, M.

1/07/1631/12/19

Project: Research direct

SPARK Impuls (Knowledge sharing)

Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Appel - Meulenbroek, R., Weijs - Perrée, M., Sartorius - ter Haar, M., Massaad, H., Massaad, H. & Kruizinga, M.

1/10/1430/09/18

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2004 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

The effectiveness of physical office environments for employee outcomes: An interdisciplinary perspective of research efforts

Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A., Clippard, M. & Pfnür, A., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Corporate Real Estate. 20, 1, p. 56-80 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Employees
Methodology
Data base
Enhancement
Design methodology
7 Citations (Scopus)

Knowledge sharing behavior: the role of spatial design in buildings

Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A., de Vries, B. & Weggeman, M. C. D. P., 2017, In : Environment and Behavior. 49, 8, p. 874-903 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
building
Personnel
knowledge
employee
Office buildings
8 Citations (Scopus)

To use or not to use : which type of property should you choose?

Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A., Kemperman, A. D. A. M., Kleijn, M. M. L. & Hendriks, E. H. E., 2015, In : Journal of Property Investment & Finance. 33, 4, p. 320-336 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Real estate
Managers
Asset management
Decision making
Data base
3 Citations (Scopus)

Analysing user preferences for co-working space characteristics

Weijs-Perrée, M., van de Koevering, J., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T., 2019, In : Building Research & Information. 47, 5, p. 534-548 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Managers
Railroad cars
Open Access
File
Employee satisfaction
Work environment
Employees
Direct effect
Holistic approach

Prizes

EuroFM Best Paper Award EFMC 2017

Minou Weijs - Perrée (Recipient), Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient), Theo Arentze (Recipient) & Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), 27 Apr 2017

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Journal of CRE 2015 Outstanding paper award

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient), 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Real estate
Lease
Loom

Best ERES Paper in Corporate Real Estate

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient), 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Employees
Real estate
Work environment
European countries

Activities 1997 2019

Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Network (External organisation)

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Chair)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Journal of Corporate Real Estate (Journal)

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Editor)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

European Real Estate Society (ERES) (External organisation)

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Member)
2007 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Technische Universitat Darmstadt

H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek (Visiting researcher)
1 Sep 201531 Dec 2015

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

The Quest for the Room of Requirement - Why Some Activity-based Flexible Offices Work While Others Do Not

H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek (Examiner)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

Courses

Corporate real estate strategy

1/09/12 → …

Course

Managing place and property

1/09/15 → …

Course

Redevelopment of problem areas

1/09/15 → …

Course

Press / Media

Het kantoor van de toekomst, flex of niet?

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek

27/04/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Mogen de muren terug?

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek

30/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

Active coping behaviour & the physical work environment: can the physical work environment support active coping?

Author: Winkelmolen, E., 25 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Appel - Meulenbroek, R. (Supervisor 1), de Kort, Y. (Supervisor 2), Haans, A. (Supervisor 2) & Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Activiteit op de moderne werkplek: een studie naar de invloedsfactoren op het gebruik van faciliteiten in een activiteitgerelateerd huisvestingconcept

Author: Kleijn, M., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: Smeets, J. (Supervisor 1), Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2), Appel - Meulenbroek, H. (Supervisor 2) & Hendriks, E. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

File

Attracting and retaining millennials: the contribution of corporate real estate

Author: Vosters, S., 19 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Appel - Meulenbroek, H. (Supervisor 1), Kemperman, A. (Supervisor 2) & Arentze, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Bedrijfsidentiteit vs. bedrijfsimago: een onderzoek naar de rol van bedrijfshuisvesting bij branding in de bankensector

Author: Zoetemelk, P., 31 Dec 2011

Supervisor: Smeets, J. (Supervisor 1), Appel - Meulenbroek, H. (Supervisor 2), Havermans, D. (Supervisor 2) & Leussink, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

Bouwstenen voor productief huisvesten: een evaluatieonderzoek naar de succesfactoren van het activiteitgerelateerde huisvestingsconcept vanuit het perspectief van de eindgebruiker

Author: Groenen, P., 31 Jul 2010

Supervisor: Smeets, J. (Supervisor 1), Appel - Meulenbroek, H. (Supervisor 2), Janssen, I. (Supervisor 2) & ten Dam, E. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

File