Integrated Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management

Submission Deadline Date: 1 February 2023


The Journal of Corporate Real Estate (JCRE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to research on how to optimally match corporate real estate and building-related facilities and services with the performance requirements of clients, customers, end-users, other stakeholders, and society. Key is the integration of these stakeholders’ different goals, needs, interests, and values, different time frames, and different fields’ knowledge applied to various scales.

The main aim of this special issue is to present current research on integrated approaches to corporate real estate and its management, to explore the current body of knowledge, overlaps and gaps, and to define topics for further research and recommendations for practice.

Suggested Corporate Real Estate areas include:

  • Integrating functional, aesthetical, technical, economic, legal and sustainability performance requirements.
  • Integrating different goals, needs, interests and values of different stakeholders, now and into the future.
  • Integrating performance requirements of different accommodation characteristics such as its location, building characteristics, ownership or lease, interior design, usability, facilities, and services.
  • Integrating Bridging the gap between short-term objectives of clients, end-users and other stakeholders, and long-term impact of real estate and changing contexts.
  • Integrating multi-disciplinary research in strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the real estate and facility life cycle including briefing processes, design, and managing buildings-in-use.
  • Integrating human resource management (HRM), corporate real estate management (CREM), facilities management (FM), and IT, and resolving synergy and conflicts.
  • Models and tools for data-collection, developing and testing of integrated decision-support of CREM and FM.
  • Theory and practice of integrated value-based business cases and widening the scope of costs, benefits and risks to encompass stakeholders’ goals, needs and values.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Interested authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor with alternative proposals.

Submission Information:

The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2023

Submissions to the Journal of Corporate Real Estate are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, Emerald’s online submission and peer review system. Registration and access are available at:

Full notes for contributors can be found on the journal website at:

Please contact the special issue Guest Editor for further information:

Dr. Theo van der Voordt, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment; Department of Management in the Built Environment ([email protected]).   

Please copy all e-mails also to the JCRE Co-Editors:

Dr Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands ([email protected]) and Dr. Chris Heywood, University of Melbourne, Australia ([email protected]).