Corporate property is routinely identified as the second biggest cost within a business organization after staff. Effective management of such a major asset requires a fundamental understanding of both the operation of the property markets and the operational requirements of the business occupier. This primer on strategic property management focuses on how property held as a corporate asset can be used to add value to the primary business activity of an organization. Rather than separate the needs of the business form the management of the business estate, the aim of Corporate Property Management is to enable the reader to directly support the primary business function through strategic management of corporate property, thereby adding value to the business as a whole. The book introduces a generic framework designed to assist in the analysis of any corporate property portfolio, working as a practical aid to decision making. The book is structured around this framework, providing a detailed review of its application and uses.
This is then developed further through extensive use of five in--depth case studies that covers a wide variety of property types and property users -- Borders bookshops; Cancer Research high street shops; The Youth Hostel Association; Clifford Chancea s move to Canary Wharf and the Ardtornish Rural Estate in Scotland.
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(245mm x 172mm x 14mm)
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Author Biography - Victoria Edwards
Dr Victoria Edwards is principal lecturer in Land Management in the School of Environmental Design and Management at the University of Portsmouth. Louise Ellison is Senior Lecturer at the School of Surveying, Kingston University. Their interests span the sustainable management of all types of property -- from retail and office buildings to forests and coastal zones. They have combined teaching experience of 25 years at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as practical experience in property management.