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Jos Smeets is since 1979 employed at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Department of Architecture, Building and Planning. He starts his career in educational and research activities in the field of Urban Renewal. End of the 80tieshe was one of the founing fathers of the Real Estate Management and Development Group.

Since 1987 he is Associate Professor on Real Estate Management and since 1993 Director of the Research Institute Interface.

He is a specialist in the field of Housing and of Management of Residential Real Estate. He is responsible for Bachelor as well as Master courses in the field of Housing Management (Asset & Portfolio) and Urban Management and Redevelopment.


Relevant fields of research are:

- Analyzing of Customer Perceived Value of tenants;

- Information systems and Innovation in Asset Management for Housing Managers;

- Housing of special groups (elderly, ethnical minorities);

- Urban Management and Redevelopment.


During 1991-2006 he was chairperson of the Editorial Staff of the Handbook Urban Management, Editor Reed Elsevier.

Since 1992 he participates in several ENHR working groups on the Social Structuration of Relationships between Organizations and Tenants and the ENHR working group on Housing Renewal and Maintenance.


In 1998 he was one of the members of the Executive Commitee of the 15th Bi-Annual Conference of the International Association for People Environment Studies (IAPS) Shifting Balances Changing Roles in Policy, Research and Design in Eindhoven.


From 1992-2006 he was in the chair of the Editing Board of the Handbook Urban Management edited by Reed Elsevier. Since 1998 he is a member of the editorial staff of The Real Estate Magazine, edited by Arko Uitgeverij.

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    Wonen: discoursen, praktijken, perspectieven

    Smeets, J. J. A. M. (ed.), Heijs, W. J. M. (ed.) & Leussink, M. I. K. (ed.), 15 Oct 2016, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 256 p. (Bouwstenen; vol. 221)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

    How to align the organization of the CREM-Department to strategy during a recession

    Ploumen, T., Appel - Meulenbroek, H. A. J. A. & Smeets, J. J. A. M., 2015, Proceedings of the 22nd European Real Estate Society Conference (ERES2015), 24-27 June 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. Arslandi, K. Y. (ed.). Istanbul: ITU, p. 171-185

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  • Activities

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    Symposium "De kwaliteit van de woonomgeving", Eindhoven

    Jos Smeets (Speaker)
    29 Oct 1999

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    bestuurs-themadag over "Woningstichting Aert Saens in de 21e eeuw", Veldhoven

    Jos Smeets (Speaker)
    15 Oct 1999

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Student theses

    (C)PO in de gemeentelijke organisatie: het Kavelpaspoort als kritische succesfactor

    Author: van der Weide, J., 31 Oct 2013

    Supervisor: Maussen, S. (Supervisor 1), Smeets, J. (Supervisor 2) & Visser, J. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Aanpak scheefwoners: strategieanalyse voor de omgang met scheefwoners in het Stedelijk Gebied Eindhoven

    Author: Wolters, N., 31 Dec 2013

    Supervisor: van den Berg, P. (Supervisor 1), Smeets, J. (Supervisor 2) & Berghuis, J. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Aanpasbaarheid van woningen: een onderzoek naar indicatoren voor aanpasbaarheid van woningen in het kader van duurzaamheid

    Author: Jorritsma, H., 31 Dec 2008

    Supervisor: Erkelens, P. (Supervisor 1), Smeets, J. (Supervisor 2) & Mak, J. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Aanzet marktwaardebepaling zorgvastgoed: een onderzoek naar het bepalen van de marktwaarde van het verpleeghuis binnen de verpleging en verzorgingssector

    Author: van der Grinten, J., 2016

    Supervisor: Smeets, J. (Supervisor 1), Maussen, S. (Supervisor 2) & van der Grinten, J. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    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