Research interests

Dr. Theo J.M. van der Voordt (1950) is associate professor in corporate and public real estate management at the Department of Management in the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. His research topics include new ways of working, performance measurement, workplace management, adaptive re-use of vacant office buildings, successful health care real estate strategies, and adding value by corporate and public real estate. Formerly he was also involved in research into Design for All and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). His research aims to develop and test theories on adding value by real estate, experience and use of the built environment, and successful real estate strategies, and to develop practical guidelines and tools to support data collection and decision making processes.

The work on offices is conducted in close co-operation with the Center for People and Buildings in Delft, a knowledge centre that specializes in the relationship between people, working processes and the working environment (

He is the (co-)author of numerous journal papers and books, including Costs and Benefits of Innovative Workplace Design (2003), Architecture in Use (2005), Transformation and adaptive re-use of vacant office buildings (2005, in Dutch), The Added Value of Facilities Management (2012),   Accommodation management: from strategy till management of buildings-in-use (2012, in Dutch; second revisd edition: 2017) and FM and CREM as Value Drivers: ho to manage and measure adding value (2016).

Research output

  1. Typology of value adding FM and CREM interventions

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Healthy work environments - Guest editorial

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  3. Special Issue: Healthy work environments

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  1. Adaptive Reuse: A sustainable Real Estate Strategy

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  2. Transformation: how to improve synergy between RE&H sections

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  3. Polyteknisk Forlag (Publisher)

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