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European Metropolitan Commercial Real Estate Markets

  • Ed F. Nozeman
  • Arno J. Van der Vlist


  • Addresses contemporary issues in metropolitan commercial real estate markets

  • Focuses on commercial real estate markets in different phases of development with cross country analysis

  • Relates dynamics in real estate markets to dynamics in institutional differences and differences in market behaviour ?


Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ed F. Nozeman, Arno J. Van der Vlist
    Pages 1-8
  3. Richard Barkham, Maurizio Grilli, Cynthia Parpa
    Pages 41-69
  4. Paloma Taltavull de La Paz, Federico Pablo-Martí
    Pages 71-101
  5. Marc J. K. De Ceuster, Robert Van Straelen
    Pages 133-161
  6. Áron Horváth, Gábor Soóki-Tóth
    Pages 163-196
  7. Maciej Turala, Dorota Sikora-Fernandez
    Pages 225-250
  8. Tomas Drtina, Jan Kratochvil
    Pages 251-280
  9. Gunther Maier, Philipp Kaufmann, Edwin Baroian
    Pages 281-300
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


Metropolitan commercial real estate markets are highly influenced by global forces, the regional economy, and institutional behaviour. While descriptions of regional commercial real estate markets are well known and widespread in academic literature, this monograph goes beyond that in explaining the dynamics in and variations between European metropolitan markets. By comparing those markets on relevant indicators and through extensive data analysis, a number of explaining factors is revealed. Contributions on specific metropolitan markets with different positions within the real estate cycle illustrate not only the characteristics of the local economy and its institutions, but also urgent issues such as battling vacancy, changing retail hierarchy or managing obsolescence. ​


Commercial Real Estate Cross-Country Market Analysis Institutions and Public Policy Market Dynamics Metropolitan Markets

Editors and affiliations

  • Ed F. Nozeman
    • 1
  • Arno J. Van der Vlist
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Groningen Faculty of Spatial SciencesGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Groningen Faculty of Spatial SciencesGroningenThe Netherlands

About the editors

Ed Nozeman (1943) holds a MSc Human Geography & Urban planning (University of Utrecht) and a PhD Social Sciences (VU University). After working at various academic institutions he moved to an international real estate company as head of Research and Strategy. Was appointed as professor Real Estate Development at the Department of Economic Geography, University of Groningen in 2000, four years later as visiting professor at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate. Since 2008 affiliated to both institutions as emeritus, at the same time running a consultancy business.His research includes issues on commercial real estate and non profit facilities.

Arno van der Vlist (1971) holds a MSc Agricultural & Land economics (Wageningen University) and a PhD Economics (VU University). He is professor Real Estate Development and program manager of the MSc. Real Estate Studies at the Department of Economic Geography, University of Groningen. His research includes issues on housing, commercial real estate, and public procurement in property, land and infrastructure.

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