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1st Edition

International Approaches to Real Estate Development

ISBN 9780415828581
Published October 7, 2014 by Routledge
254 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An international approach to the study and teaching of real estate is increasingly important in today’s global market. With chapters covering numerous countries and every continent, International Approaches to Real Estate Development introduces real estate development theory and practice to students and professionals in the comparative international context. The book provides readers with a global compendium written by an international team of experts and includes key features such as:

  • Chapters covering: the United States; United Kingdom; Netherlands; Hungary; United Arab Emerites; Bahrain and Qatar; Ghana; Chile; India; China; Hong Kong; and Australia
  • An introduction providing theory and concepts for comparative analysis
  • Discussion and debate surrounding international real estate development in its approach, characteristics, geography, implementation and outcomes
  • A concluding chapter which brings together comparative analyses of the different real estate development case study findings
  • Reflections on the global financial crisis and the new real estate development landscape
  • Further reading and glossary

The wide range of case studies and the mix of textbook theory with research mean this book is an essential purchase for undergraduate and postgraduate students of real estate, property development, urban studies, planning and urban economics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Introducing International Approaches to Real Estate Development  
2. United States: Towards Sophisticated Enterprise from Small Private Market Local Entrepreneurs 
3. United Kingdom: Growth, Structure and Priorities of the UK Real Estate Development Industry: The Longstanding Division between Commercial and Residential Developers  
4. Netherlands: Surviving the Crisis by Searching for ‘Smart’ Alternative Strategies from Neighbouring Countries 
5. Hungary: The Case of Post-Socialist Urban Planning in Budapest, Hungary  
6. Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar: Middle Eastern Complexity and Contradiction 
7. Ghana: Impact of Land Use Planning on Real Estate Development Return in a Developing World Context: A Case study of Ghana 
8. Chile: Latino Gentrification from the Santiago ‘City-Heights’ Chile
9. India: Real Estate Development in the Fastest Growing Free Market Democracy  
10. China: From a Planned Welfare-Based Public Housing System to a Market-Oriented Real Estate Industry 
11. Hong Kong: The Speculative Rather than Technical Real Estate Property Market Process 
12. Australia: Dark and Light through a Looking Glass 
13. Conclusion: Concluding International Approaches to Real Estate Development

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Graham Squires is a Senior Lecturer in Planning at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the co-author of Introduction to Building Procurement and author of Urban and Environmental Economics.

Erwin Heurkens is a Lecturer in Urban Development Management at the Department of Real Estate and Housing, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is the author of Private Sector-led Urban Development Projects.


"[T]his book provides a wide spectrum of real estate development approaches in a range of markets, which can be viewed through an institutional lens to understand the linkages in "environments, markets, agencies, processes and outcomes". It is an important reference source for students and researchers, and paves the way for stimulating further comparative research, particularly between the global south and global north."Piyush Tiwari, Construction Economics and Building, University of Melbourne, Australia