1st Edition

Real Estate Property Markets and Sustainable Behaviour

By Peter Dent, Michael Patrick, Xu Ye Copyright 2012
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    Traditional studies of the property market have tended to focus solely on commercial and legal issues, but the growing importance of the issue of sustainability means that a different approach is needed.

    This new textbook provides an overview of property within a market context, examining the complex nature of property rights and issues related to both investors and occupiers. At the same time it assesses property from the perspective of financial, social and environment sustainability.  Topics covered range from the characteristics of property and depreciation, to ownership and development through to investments and sustainability reporting. The book concludes with key skills in sustainable knowledge needed by those working in the real estate industry.

    Written by an author team of experienced property professionals, this essential introductory textbook is well suited for property, planning and architecture students on undergraduate, graduate and conversion courses, as well as those on CPD and training programmes in related areas.

    1. Introduction  2. Background And Orientation  3. Culture, Markets And Institutions  4. Real Estate Market Mechanisms  5. Methods Of Ownership In The Property Market  6. Sustainability  7. Property Investment Decisions  8. Decision Making And Sustainability  9. Responsible Property Investment  10. Real Estate And Shear Zones  11. Portrait Of Place  12. Sustainability Balanced Scorecard Which Aligns Real Estate With Business  13. Introduction To The Big Conversation  14. Sustainable Leadership  15. Sustainability Skills


    Peter Dent is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has held various posts at Oxford Brookes University, most recently as the Comerford Climate Change Fellow in the Department of Real Estate and Construction. He has had considerable experience of managing both academic development and research projects both in the UK and overseas.

    Michael Patrick is a chartered surveyor and has over 30 years experience in the real estate fund management industry in the UK and Canada. He has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management and is currently lecturing in valuation and investment at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining Brookes he had held roles with a number of major fund managers including Henderson, Legal & General, Morgan Grenfell and Grosvenor.

    Ye Xu is a chartered surveyor and is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University. With more than ten years’ research and advisory experience in the property industry as well as the academic field, she has gained a wide knowledge of quantitative modelling and property market research. Ye’s recently completed doctoral thesis examined property market performance through both traditional and behavioural theories.