Workplace and Real Estate Management

Year of study



Spring (Term 3 & 4)

Inholland Faculty

 Faculty of Creative Business

Course Title

Workplace and Real estate management 1 and 2

Course code

1214WR311Z & 1214WR321Z

Inholland location



first cycle

Number of ECTS


Language of instruction


Course content

During the third academic year of the higher vocational training Facility Management Inholland (periods 3.3 and 3.4), the focus is on the topics housing and real estate management. Because of the awareness of the importance of environmental factors for the primary process as well as further developments in housing concepts, such as: location and the New Way of Working etc., the future facility manager should become proficient in the role of an advisor for appropriate accommodation for an organisation. The facility manager is increasingly responsible for the technical maintenance of buildings (architectural, mechanical and electro-technical) and the assets on site due to the fact that the primary process of the organisation must be supported and secured. As a functional and technical system, the building serves the objectives related to the primary process. Being a value object the building contributes to the (financial) health of the organisation.


In periods 3.3 and 3.4 the student will meet topics of interest to the realisation of an appropriate working environment for an organisation. Topics addressed in this context include: different workplace concepts; sustainable options within real estate and housing; models and measuring methods to identify the current housing situation as well as applicable laws and regulations with which the facility manager has to consider within his responsibility. There will also be attention to technical concepts and climate related aspects that are relevant within a building. The lecture series, financial management, deal with investment and operating methods in order to avoid negative financial consequences of housing and real estate related mapping decisions.

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Learning outcomes

During the first period of the semester students will work in project teams delivering:

  • A research proposal where field research is carried out and literature research is done on trends and developments in the housing education in the HBO and WO environments in the Netherlands. It also looks at the ecological context of a building in its surroundings.
  • Execution of housing analysis (including baseline measurements as well as POE)
  • Collection of operating data (use of CEN standardization)
  • Obtain insight and technical information about technical requirements
  • Obtain insight of valid laws and regulations within Workplace- and Real Estate Management. This is intended for the occupational health and safety requirements and occupancy permit.

During the second period students will work in project teams:

Students will write an opinion report with all the information from the substantive exploration. They will draw up a programme of requirements for a new housing concept. At the conclusion of the project a presentation has been given for the principal by the project group, in which visualisation is an important part (animation, mood board, scale model etc.). This presentation displays the creativity and the use of relevant data assessed.

Mode of delivery, planned activities and teaching methods

Theoretic and practical lectures. Coaching during the project and the poster sessions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites (if applicable)


Recommended or required reading and/or other learning resources/tools

Facility management and corporate Real Estate as Value Drivers Jensen and v.d. Voordt

Assessment methods and criteria

Case exam and project sustainable environment inside workplace and Real Estate management.