Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 1999

Note on Property Types

by William J. Poorvu and Daniel J. Rudd


Commercial real estate in the United States can be divided into five distinct property types: apartment, office, hotel, industrial, and retail. This note presents the important characteristics of each of these five property types and highlights the "value drivers" for each type of property.

Keywords: Organizational Structure; Property; Commercialization; Value; Real Estate Industry; United States;


Poorvu, William J., and Daniel J. Rudd. "Note on Property Types." Harvard Business School Background Note 800-116, August 1999.