Barometer for Municipal Community Real Estate
||van den Beemt-Tjeerdsma, Annette; Jan Veuger
||Barometer for Municipal Community Real Estate
||23rd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Regensburg, Germany
||The purpose of this study is to show how local authorities (municipalities) deal with theircommunity real estate. The study is an annually recurring research: every year since 2008(except for 2013), Dutch municipalities have been asked to complete a questionnaire abouthow they manage their real estate. With these results it is possible to perform quantitativeanalyses on both trends and the current situation.The questionnaire responses have led to the following conclusions: (1) Half of themunicipalities has a policy but takes few risk measures, (2) Withdrawing local government,(3) Management and operations most outsourced tasks, (4) Obstacles remain unchanged, (5)Cost reduction most relevant policy theme since 2009, (6) Relevance of some policy themesdepends on municipality size, (7) More real estate is offered, smaller percentage is sold, 8)More FTEs for real estate management, especially executive tasks and (9) Conscious focuson quality.Dutch municipalities tune their new developments of the municipal real estate policy to theresults of the Barometer for Municipal Community Real Estate. This leads to a furtherdevelopment of professionalism of the municipal real estate portfolios.The contribution to science is showing patterns of community real estate management atDutch municipalities. A longitudinal study of this size on this subject is unique in TheNetherlands.
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