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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).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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