Originally published in 1985, this book examines the impact financial institutions have on the location of investment of vast resources, including office development. An analysis of their behaviour is crucial to an understanding of the 20th Century urban development process. This book documents some of the international activity of property investment. Some cities in the UK, USA and France are examined in detail to demonstrate the huge physical impact of this development process. The constraints on office development are also discussed. A recurring theme is the power of the supply side of the development industry in comparison with the relatively weak position of the office end-user.
Table of Contents
1. Office Development – Some Initial Considerations 2. The Property Market 3. Control of the Office Development Process 4. Physical Impact of the Development Process 5. Office Development Patterns and Problems in the UK 6. France – A Controlled Market 7. North American Office Development 8. Office Development and Technological Change 9. Policy Implications