Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 138, Issue 1, pp 79–96 | Cite as

Real Estate Appraisal: A Double Perspective Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

  • Marcos Pereira Estellita LinsEmail author
  • Luiz Fernando de Lyra Novaes
  • Luiz Fernando Loureiro Legey


This paper proposes a new methodology for the assessment of the value range for real estate units. The theoretical basis of the methodology is built on the Data Envelopment Analysis—DEA approach, which has its original concept adapted to the case where the units under assessment consist of transactions among sellers and buyers. The proposed approach—christened Double Perspective-Data Envelopment Analysis (DP-DEA)—is applied to a database comprising the prices and features of the units under assessment. It is shown that the DP-DEA presents some specific advantages when compared to the usual regression analysis method employed in real estate value assessment.


data envelopment analysis double perspective production frontier real estate value assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos Pereira Estellita Lins
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luiz Fernando de Lyra Novaes
    • 2
  • Luiz Fernando Loureiro Legey
    • 3
  1. 1.Production Engineering ProgramFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.CAIXA ECONOMICA FEDERALBrazilian Federal Savings BankBrazil
  3. 3.Energy Planning Program, COPPEFederal University of Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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