Sustainability and the Occupant

The Effects of Mindfulness and Environmental Attitudes on Real Estate User Behaviors

  • Nicolas J. Seyler

Part of the Essays in Real Estate Research book series (ERER, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Nicolas J. Seyler
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nicolas J. Seyler
    Pages 5-23
  4. Nicolas J. Seyler
    Pages 25-70
  5. Nicolas J. Seyler
    Pages 159-163
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-247

About this book


Occupant behaviors can more than offset technological efficiency gains so that research must go beyond sustainable buildings. Nicolas J. Seyler addresses numerous recent calls for research regarding the drivers of environmental real estate user behaviors (EREUB). In particular, the work investigates the effects of environmental attitudes and mindfulness on EREUB in two different contexts, namely at home and at the office. The contributions are twofold. First, the author develops and validates a novel measurement scale for EREUB. Secondly and most importantly, the empirical studies are the first to apply the concept of mindfulness solely in real estate research. By employing partial least squares structural equation modeling it is shown that mindfulness is a determining factor of occupant behaviors besides environmental attitudes.

  • Megatrends and Sustainability
  • Sustainability and User Behaviors
  • Studies on the Effects of Mindfulness on Real Estate User Behaviors
Target Groups
  • Scientists, lecturers and students in the field of real estate and sustainability
  • Corporate real estate and asset manager, corporate social responsibility manager
About the Author
Nicolas J. Seyler has been research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht. His research focused on sustainability and real estate user behaviors. Currently, he is working at a leading real estate constancy firm and is specialized in strategic as well as transaction advisory projects.


Sustainability Sustainable Development Sustainable Building Green Building Real Estate Research Occupant Real Estate User Behaviors User Behaviors Environmental Behaviors Conservation Curtailment and Efficiency Megatrends Mindfulness Environmental Attitudes Empirical Study

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicolas J. Seyler
    • 1
  1. 1.Real Estate Management Institute (REMI)EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und RechtWiesbadenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-27389-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-27390-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2570-2246
  • Series Online ISSN 2570-2254
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