Drawing upon a number of international property management projects, this book outlines the issues underlying the development of property management. Addressing key topics such as value for money, economy, efficiency and effectiveness, it focuses on corporate strategies and financial instruments of property management. It examines how managers are responsible for developing the corporate strategies and financial instruments required to provide a comprehensive appraisal of the land and buildings that make up the built environment. It outlines a framework for analysis and provides a directory of the environmental assessment methods currently available.
Contents: Introduction; Property management; Corporate strategies; Financial instruments; Computer-based information systems, property management and the appraisal of land and buildings in the urban environment; Sustainable urban development: the framework and directory of assessment methods; Valuation, investment appraisal, discounting, obsolescence and depreciation: their impact on the urban environment; Evaluating the development of sustainable communities; Conclusions; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.