Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research 2021-01-05T10:41:15+02:00 Riikka Kyrö Open Journal Systems <p>The Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research (NJSR) is an international scholarly Open Access journal focusing on the various perspectives of built environment research. NJSR provides a forum for all studies related to the built environment, including but not limited to: Cadastre and land management, Spatial information management (SIM), Urban and regional planning and development, Real estate management, as well as Construction economics and management.</p> <header class="entry-header"> <h1 class="entry-title">Open Access</h1> </header> <div class="entry-content"> <p>In 2003, the NJSR became an Open Access online journal. This means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.</p> <p><img src="/public/site/images/rkyro/cc-by.png"></p> </div> Rental legislation and the changing Icelandic rental market 2021-01-05T10:41:15+02:00 Ólafur Sindri Helgason Fredrik Kopsch <p>Rental markets hold an important role for a functioning housing market as a whole. Households with shorter time horizons, as well as households with little private equity and difficulties acquiring capital can see their housing needs met on the rental market. A functioning rental market does however require some sort of legislation. In this paper we argue that legislation must adapt to changing rental markets. We do so from the specific case of Iceland. The Icelandic rental market has, since the financial crisis, undergone noticeable structural change, evident from a number of perspectives. By applying a framework based in the role of rental market legislation, we provide a comparison between legislation in the Nordic countries. We conclude, based both in the presented structural change of the Icelandic rental market, and in aspects of Nordic rent legislation, that there is a case to be made for changes to the Icelandic legislation.</p> 2020-11-17T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Ólafur Sindri Helgason, Fredrik Kopsch Impacts of shopping malls on apartment prices: the case of Stockholm 2021-01-05T10:41:13+02:00 Mats Wilhelmsson Runfeng Long <p>Shopping malls, as an important type of commercial facilities, are growing dramatically. They have gradually become one of the most dominant factors that can influence people's daily life as well as a city's economic development. People's willingness to pay for dwellings is also primarily associated with the surrounding commercial layout. Hence, it is of interest to find out more from a quantitative perspective on the relationship between shopping malls and housing prices. This study aims to analyze how the prices of condominiums will be affected by the proximity of shopping malls. Two aspects are considered and examined in the empirical study, namely a proximity to the shopping mall, and the number of shopping malls within 3 kilometers radius. We try to examine if there is any price premium for those apartments near the shopping mall or with more shopping malls in the neighborhood. In this empirical study, 36 shopping malls in different locations in the county of Stockholm, Sweden, is utilized. The sample of transactions consists of 336,914 apartments. By using regression analysis, based on the traditional hedonic model, the results show that there is an inverse relationship between the apartment prices and its distance from the shopping mall while the number of shopping malls is positively correlated with apartment prices. However, the impact has declined over time.</p> 2020-11-17T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Mats Wilhelmsson, Runfeng Long Managing Stakeholders in A Housing Renovation Project 2021-01-05T10:41:10+02:00 Ju Liu Karin Staffansson Pauli Marcus Johansson <p>Stakeholder management is an important task of project managers in housing renovation. Compared with new construction project, a great challenge that a housing renovation project manager faces, is managing the tenants that living before or during the renovation. This paper is a teaching case based on a real housing renovation project, which confronted difficult stakeholder management problems, of a Swedish real estate company between 2009 to 2016. It provides teaching materials that can be used by instructors for helping students to analyse and summarise the lessons learned from a troublesome stakeholder management process and to come up with suggestions that will ensure a smooth implementation of the housing renovation project. The case contains two main parts, namely the case description and teaching notes. It can be used by teachers and trainers, as well as university bachelor students and industrial practitioners in courses and training programs about housing renovation project management.</p> 2020-11-17T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Ju Liu, Karin Staffansson Pauli, Marcus Johansson