Real Estate Management and Development

  • Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Build Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

The REMD group, part of the Design and Decision Support Systems (DDSS) research program, is responsible for education and research in the area of real estate management and urban development.

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Understanding, modeling and optimizing behavior in the area of real estate

Over de organisatie

The transition from a sellers’ market to a buyers’ market that is taking place in all real estate sectors (offices, residential, retail, and so on) is profoundly impacting the sector. At the same time, the increasing importance of sustainable development, transparency of processes, innovation of businesses and alignment to changing needs of users demand reconsideration of the design of the built environment at the area of buildings as well as areas.

Traditionally, Real-Estate research is focused on operational and financial-economic aspects of real estate management and development. The REMD group distinguishes itself by focusing on users’ behavior and development of decision support tools. Thereby, buildings are consistently considered in their physical form and in a spatial context. The group combines multiple disciplines including planning, geography, management, economics and psychology.

Research at the REMD group focuses specifically on user and well-being aspects of new housing concepts (such as collaborative housing), new business and workplace concepts (co-working offices, science parks…) and vulnerable groups in society (such as the elderly) with the aim to create healthy working and living environments that meet current demands of users and society. The research combines qualitative methods, advanced econometric and spatial analysis, big data and large-scale modeling to test and develop theories of user behavior and support real-estate decisions.

The real estate market comprises various market segments, ranging from business premises (such as offices, stores and commercial buildings) to non-profit real estate (such as housing corporation properties). Equal attention is paid to these segments, using three perspectives:

  • The user perspective - understanding the needs, preferences and choice behavior of users of space for activities such as residence, retail and businesses.
  • The management perspective - understanding the management of real-estate on urban, portfolio and individual building levels. Decision support tools are considered important to improve the transparency of processes and quality of decisions in real estate.
  • The development perspective - understanding land and urban development processes; key actors here are developers and also investors and public-private partnerships. Building design and an integrated approach to real estate at the scale of the neighborhood or city (region) are important in creating high-quality living and work environments.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Real Estate Management and Development actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

travel Sociale wetenschappen
redevelopment Aarde en milieuwetenschappen
social network Sociale wetenschappen
interaction Sociale wetenschappen
Netherlands Sociale wetenschappen
travel behavior Sociale wetenschappen
path analysis Sociale wetenschappen
land use Sociale wetenschappen

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Projecten 2014 2020

Onderzoeksoutput 1984 2020

A comparative study of contact frequencies among social network members in five countries

Troncoso Parady, G., Frei, A., Kowald, M., Guidon, S., Wicki, M., van den Berg, P. E. W., Carrasco, J-A., Arentze, T. A., Timmermans, H. J. P., Wellman, B., Takami, K., Harata, N. & Axhausen, K. W., 2020, Proceedings of the 99th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. 20-00676

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

social network
interaction pattern
travel behavior
1 Citaat (Scopus)

A structural approach for the redesign of a small-scale care facility as a guideline for decision-makers

Huisman, E., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Kort, H., 2 jan 2020, In : Intelligent Buildings International. 12, 1, blz. 32-43

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Decision making
3 Downloads (Pure)

Children’s school travel and wellbeing in the Netherlands

van de Craats, I., van den Berg, P. E. W., Kemperman, A. D. A. M. & Waygood, E. O. D. O., 2020, Transportation and children's well-being. Waygood, O., Friman, M., Olsson, L. & Mitra, R. (redactie). Elsevier, blz. 317-338

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

Railroad cars


Best ERES Paper in Corporate Real Estate

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Ontvanger), 2015

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Corenet Prize for Best ERES Paper in Corporate Real Estate

Rianne Appel - Meulenbroek (Ontvanger) & Astrid D.A.M. Kemperman (Ontvanger), 2014

Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk

Real estate
Work environment
European countries

Dutch Council of Shopping Centres, Knowledge & Innovation award 2016

Astrid D.A.M. Kemperman (Ontvanger) & Jos Smeets (Ontvanger), 2016

Prijs: AndersOverigProfessioneel

Shopping centres

Activiteiten 1997 2020

Urban Affairs Review (Tijdschrift)

Pauline E.W. van den Berg (Peer reviewer)
2020 → …

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

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

H.A.J.A. (Rianne) Appel-Meulenbroek (Uitgenodigde spreker)
28 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerProfessioneel

Vastgoedpropositie voor geslaagde campussen

W.K.B. (Benny) Ng (Spreker)
19 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerProfessioneel


55+ housing in 2040: insights in the future supply and demand of attractive and appropriate 55+ housing

Auteur: Pullens, W., 28 jan 2020

Begeleider: Kemperman, A. D. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Maussen, S. J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Daalhuisen, E. G. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: Winkelmolen, E., 25 jun 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Adding bricks to clicks: the main attributes of click-and-mortar shops influencing the shopping experience

Auteur: Hensbergen, M., 30 apr 2017

Begeleider: Borgers, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Ossokina, I. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Meijsing, D. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master