Asset Management in the Social Rented Sector

Policy and Practice in Europe and Australia

  • Vincent Gruis
  • Nico Nieboer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vincent Gruis, Nico Nieboer
    Pages 1-18
  3. Joe Flood
    Pages 19-37
  4. Eva Bauer
    Pages 39-59
  5. Sien Winters
    Pages 61-77
  6. Lars A. Engberg
    Pages 79-95
  7. Andrew Thomas, Vincent Gruis
    Pages 97-118
  8. Frédéric Bougrain
    Pages 119-139
  9. Joachim Brech
    Pages 141-160
  10. Sasha Tsenkova
    Pages 161-184
  11. Nico Nieboer, Vincent Gruis
    Pages 185-208
  12. Vincent Gruis, Nico Nieboer
    Pages 209-225
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 227-231

About this book


The idea to start an international investigation into asset management in the social rented sector was triggered by developments that we observed in our own country—the Netherlands. During the nineties, the Dutch government reduced its regulation as well as its ?nancial support of social landlords. F- thermore, the market share of social rented housing was under threat due to theboomingeconomyandagrowingpreferenceforowner-occupation. These developments lead to a widespread interest among Dutch social landlords in the adaptation of more professional, business-like approaches towards the management of their housing stock. Since similar developments had taken place in other countries as well, we felt it would be interesting to see if these developmentshadasimilarimpactonthesociallandlords,andifthereare- portunitiesforinternationalexchangeofexperiences. However,aliterature- view quickly revealed us that little had been published about this topic—most comparative housing research being focused on national housing policies and systems, often placed in the wider context of the analysis of welfare regimes. So we had two options. The ?rst was to conduct an investigation into the asset management in various countries ourselves. This would have meant a lot of nice travels, but also a lot of time, money and the risk of not being able to paint a reliable picture because of our unawareness of speci?c characteristics of the social housing system, policy and landlords in other countries.


Europe Nation development research

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Gruis
    • 1
  • Nico Nieboer
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Architecture, Department of Real Estate & HousingDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility StudiesDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6680-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2558-7
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