Foreword by David Cadman
Routledge – 2009 – 386 pages
David Cadman’s Property Development has long been the standard textbook on the commercial property development process in the UK, and with this fifth edition the book is brought completely up to date for a new generation of readers. Accessible to students of all disciplines within the built environment, the book is geared directly towards students of property development at undergraduate or graduate levels. It provides a clear and practical overview of the property development process, together with critical analysis of the key issues faced by property professionals today.
This edition retains the established structure of previous editions, by focusing on land acquisition, development appraisal, finance, planning, construction, market research and promotion. Additionally, reflecting changes in practice, there is also new material on the environmental impacts of property development, with a chapter on Sustainable Property Development, and on the growth of international working in the property sector. Excellent case studies, which are enhanced by discussion questions, illustrate the process at work. This classic text for all property development students will also be of interest to early career professionals and those pursuing a professional degree in the industry.
Foreword1. Introduction 2. Land for Development 3. Development Appraisal and Risk 4. Development Finance 5. Planning 6. Construction 7. Market Research 8. Promotion and Selling 9. Sustainable Development 10. International Practice
Sara Wilkinson, a FRICS chartered surveyor and building surveyor with over 20 years’ UK experience, is based at the University of Melbourne.
Richard Reed (MRICS AAPI) is a chartered surveyor and Professor in Property and Real Estate at Deakin University. He is the editor of the International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis and co-editor of the Australian and New Zealand Property Journal.
David Cadman is an urban land economist and writer. Until recently Chairman of Upstream, a sustainability consultancy which is now part of Jones Lang LaSalle, he is a Visiting Professor at University College London.