Real estate management: incentives for effort

Real estate management: incentives for effort PurposeThe aim of this paper is to examine how the real estate owner (decision maker) can ensure that the preferred tasks are prioritised. In particular, the incentives to ensure motivation to perform to accomplish the strategic goals of the decision maker are investigated.Design/methodology/approachThis research is based on an interview study of 19 firm representatives, 6 decision makers and 13 management representatives, all from the Swedish commercial real estate sector.FindingsThe study concludes that the real estate management organisation in the outsourced management setting is governed by the contract, in detail constituting work tasks, and in the in-house management setting, there is freedom with responsibilities instead of regulations.Research limitations/implicationsThe research in this paper is limited to Swedish commercial real estate sector.Practical implicationsThe insight in the paper regarding how decision makers create incentives for the real estate management organisation in the different organisational settings can provide inspiration to design incentives for effort.Originality/valueIt provides an insight regarding how the industry, depending on organisation setting, prioritise different work tasks and how incentives are created to enable effort. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Facilities Emerald Publishing

Real estate management: incentives for effort

Facilities, Volume 35 (9/10): 15 – Jul 4, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0263-2772
DOI
10.1108/F-05-2016-0046
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PurposeThe aim of this paper is to examine how the real estate owner (decision maker) can ensure that the preferred tasks are prioritised. In particular, the incentives to ensure motivation to perform to accomplish the strategic goals of the decision maker are investigated.Design/methodology/approachThis research is based on an interview study of 19 firm representatives, 6 decision makers and 13 management representatives, all from the Swedish commercial real estate sector.FindingsThe study concludes that the real estate management organisation in the outsourced management setting is governed by the contract, in detail constituting work tasks, and in the in-house management setting, there is freedom with responsibilities instead of regulations.Research limitations/implicationsThe research in this paper is limited to Swedish commercial real estate sector.Practical implicationsThe insight in the paper regarding how decision makers create incentives for the real estate management organisation in the different organisational settings can provide inspiration to design incentives for effort.Originality/valueIt provides an insight regarding how the industry, depending on organisation setting, prioritise different work tasks and how incentives are created to enable effort.

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FacilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 4, 2017

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