Barometer for Municipal Community Real Estate: Developments from 2008 until 2015

Annette van den Beemt, Jan Veuger

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    The purpose of this study is to show how local authorities (municipalities) deal with their community 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 about how they manage their real estate. With these results it is possible to perform quantitative analyses on both trends and the current situation.
    The questionnaire responses have led to the following conclusions: (1) Half of the
    municipalities 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 themes depends 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 focus
    on quality.
    Dutch municipalities tune their new developments of the municipal real estate policy to the results of the Barometer for Municipal Community Real Estate. This leads to a further development of professionalism of the municipal real estate portfolios.
    The contribution to science is showing patterns of community real estate management at Dutch municipalities. A longitudinal study of this size on this subject is unique in The Netherlands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBook of proceedings ERES European Real Estate Society
    Subtitle of host publication23rd annual conference : Juni 9-11, Regensburg, Germany
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
    PublisherERES : European Real Estate Society
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016


    • community real estate
    • dutch municipalities
    • local government
    • real estate management


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