• 262 Citations
20042020

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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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Research Output

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.

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  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
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    Knowledge sharing behavior: the role of spatial design in buildings

    Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A., de Vries, B. & Weggeman, M. C. D. P., 1 Oct 2017, In : Environment and Behavior. 49, 8, p. 874-903 30 p.

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  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
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    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.

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  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
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    Analysing user preferences for co-working space characteristics

    Weijs-Perrée, M., van de Koevering, J., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T., 4 Jul 2019, In : Building Research & Information. 47, 5, p. 534-548 15 p.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Prizes

    EuroFM Best Paper Award EFMC 2017

    Minou Weijs - Perrée (Recipient), H.A.J.A. Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient), T.A. Arentze (Recipient) & A.G.L. Romme (Recipient), 27 Apr 2017

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

    Journal of CRE 2015 Outstanding paper award

    Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient), 2015

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

  • Best ERES Paper in Corporate Real Estate

    Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient), 2015

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

  • Journal of CRE 2016 Highly commended paper

    Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Recipient) & P.E.W. van den Berg (Recipient), 2016

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

  • Activities

    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

    Een werkomgeving die werkt? Psychologische factoren, gebruikersvoorkeuren en werkplek mythes

    H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek (Invited speaker)
    28 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    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

    Burenliefde in bedrijfsverzamelgebouwen

    H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek

    23/09/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Flexwerken is geen wondermiddel

    H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek

    28/05/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Een ode aan het eigen bureau

    H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek

    10/05/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Het kantoor van de toekomst, flex of niet?

    H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek

    27/04/19

    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

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    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. H. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    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

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    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

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