PAPERRef. 1002


The distribution of absoption of demand by activities sector of tenants as indicator to qualification of office buildings.* Next NUTAU’2002 - FAU/USP – São Paulo - SP - October/2002. Ref. 1002




This paper aims to improve the knowledge of sectorial demands for 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.


The methodology applied involves the selection of the units of stock 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 of these units occupied were added, distributed in ranges and classified according to the activity of each tenant by SIC - Standard Industry Classification.


As result, we tried put in evidence the dynamic of sectorial demands for office space through the growth, retraction or needs for design of space by tenants, making possible the evaluation of specified constructive aspects in office building. The new performance measurement developed - the absorption of demand – being it an indicator of demands by sectors allows us to detect tendencies, to support to the development or requalify office buildings.



Absorption; performance measurement; office building; demand; tenants; Post-Occupancy Evaluation POE.

*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). Director of Descritor – Support to Analysis of Real Estate Investment S/C Ltda. e-mail: Tel/Fax +55 11 5084 -1651.








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