An important reference book both now and post 1992. It gives a clear introduction to the industrial property market in Europe and provides the information needed to understand each country's system of planning and property development.
"the book is informative, well presented and succeeded in its aim of introducing the developmental process and industrial markets of Western European nations….This is a good basic text, likely to be of interest to professionals and students alike." - Journal of Property Valuation & Investment
"of use to property professionals interested in the industrial property markets outside their own home markets…an informative summary of the regulatory frameworks in which..industrial property markets operate." - Society of Property Researchers
"this book provides an excellent introduction to an understanding of the detailed situation of each country. It is also the only text available on this subject and it is therefore highly recommended" - Urban Studies
Introduction. Key issues and themes. Government and planning context. Spatial scales of planning and the control of development. Policy formation. Public policy context. Concepts of real property. Public sector intervention. The functioning of real industrial property markets. Market adjustment. Market responsiveness. Germany. Legal framework. Market. Case studies. Data. Spain. Government and planning context. Industrial property. Glossary of terms. France. The industrial property market in France. Legal, financial and taxation aspects. Private and quasi-private bodies. Public actors and town planning. Case studies. Italy. Local and central government in Italy. Laws and technicalities in Italian planning. Physical planning in industrial locations. Industries, markets and location. Case study. Netherlands. The outcome of the industrial property market. The final user as a demander of industrial space. The other actors: supply. The legal context. Public policies. The industrial property market explained. Case studies. Sweden. Planning for industrial land and property. Property rights. The property market. Case studies. United Kingdom. Legal framework. Actors and agencies. The market. Case studies. Conclusion. Some comparisons and contrasts. Objectives of cross-national study. Flexibility of planning sytems. Legal systems. The speed of the plan-making process. Land supply. Tenure. Public supply of industrial buildings. EC Regulation. Conclusion. Index.