PAPER – Ref. 0901
The absorption of demand
as measurement of performance to analysis of development of office building
in São Paulo, Brazil.* Paper presented at the 2nd Seminar of
American Real Estate Society - FEA/USP – São Paulo - Brazil - September/2001. Ref. 0901
paper aims to know the present and future demand for spaces in office
buildings in São Paulo city making use of a variance of the absorption index through a new model
created to check the distribution of space absorbed. While the role of
traditional model is the knowledge of absorbed amount of office units in a
specific period focusing the building characteristics, this essay of
performance measurement - the absorption of demand – is
distinguished for the accurate investigation of stock available absorbed
focusing the real tenant’s needs by space in the Information –
The methodology applied involves the
selection of units available in a fixed quarter and location and that were
absorbed within the period of analysis. When these units are occupied by
the same tenant, the number of units and the area (square meters) of the
units occupied were added, classified and distributed in ranges according
to occupancy distribution.
As a result, the units available and the
real space absorbed, represented by the enterprises /tenant’s needs,
show the dynamics of typical demand. The new performance measurement
developed - the absorption of demand
- allows us to give support to the production of new spaces for office
buildings verifying the size of office units rebuilt like as true demand
performance measurement; office building; demand; occupancy.
*About the author: CAMARGO-GHIU, Denise de – Architect and Urban Planner by Mackenzie University (1992)
– Postgraduated “Latu-sensu” – Real Business
–Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation FAAP/ Secovi - SP (1994).
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