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Financial service providers . professional bodies . governmental and non-governmental agencies Organisational structure of development Constraints on development Subject to modification in response to development experience Source of property market information Property market constraints on development Subject to modification in response to development experience Assignment of roles to actors Response to market environment Constraint/enabler of development Subject to modification in response to development experience Fig.
However, post 1980, with the advent of property-focused urban regeneration policies, the public sector has increasingly taken the entrepreneurial initiative in development. As an illustration of the significance of this involvement it is estimated that since 1981 over 25 mm2 of commercial space in England alone has been created or improved through various urban regeneration measures (D'Arcy & Tsolacos, 2001). This represents close to 20% of the total commercial property stock. While valid criticisms can be made regarding the timing of some public sector initiated developments such as London Docklands, the public sector has nevertheless performed an important entrepreneurial role particularly in provincial property markets and more widely during the slump of the early 1990s.
This is relevant because, as a result, it often fails explicitly to connect the delivery of new development with changing user and investor conditions, and wider changes in property market process. Crucially important in the current context, it tends to exclude changes made by the development industry in response to the broader institutional environment, or the attempts made by the development industry to modify the institutional environment within which it operates. As an alternative to the treatments of the development market outlined above, this chapter examines property development from an institutional economics perspective.