Title: Real estate management: past, present, and future research directions

Authors: Gianpaolo Abatecola; Andrea Caputo; Michela Mari; Sara Poggesi

Addresses: Department of Studies on Business, Government, and Philosophy, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, 00133 Rome, Italy. ' Department of Studies on Business, Government, and Philosophy, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, 00133 Rome, Italy. ' Department of Studies on Business, Government, and Philosophy, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, 00133 Rome, Italy. ' Department of Studies on Business, Government, and Philosophy, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Columbia 2, 00133 Rome, Italy

Abstract: This article aims at discussing how the literature about the real estate management has been evolving over time. To date, both scholars and practitioners substantially converge in maintaining that, if properly performed, that bundle of operations known as corporate real estate management (CREM) can positively affect the overall corporate profitability. Nonetheless, this assumption seems to need more empirical evidence if it wants to be consolidated. Furthermore, although CREM is still the most addressed area of inquiry, over the last years, the attention to related topics, such as the managing of construction projects, has been increasing also. We believe that, in the future, the attention to these topics will increase proportionally to the growing relevance of environmental and social sustainability issues.

Keywords: real estate management; assets; property; facilities; review; corporate real estate; profitability; environmental sustainability; social sustainability; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2013.050485

International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, 2013 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.98 - 113

Received: 17 Nov 2011
Accepted: 22 Jun 2012

Published online: 27 Nov 2012 *

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