Protecting Commercial Real Estate and Crowded Places from Terrorism

David McIlhatton, Jim Berry, R. Monaghan, John Cuddihy, James D Chapman, Pernille Christensen

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    Increasingly, commercial real estate and crowded places have become common targets for terrorist actions. Despite this, little empirical research exists explaining how such locations could be made more resilient, particularly in the context of new developments. The research presented in this article contributes to the literature by identifying what may potentially incentivize real estate developments to include counterterrorism protective security measures in future commercial real estate and crowded places schemes. The research is based on 142 interviews conducted in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, with the findings highlighting that incentivization is both complex and varied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-116
    Number of pages14
    JournalJournal of Real Estate Literature
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Bibliographical note

    Article assigned to a journal volume in 2019, however online publication occurred on 18th June 2020


    • Commercial real estate
    • Real estate development
    • Terrorism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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