IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Adaptive Reuse of Religious Buildings and Schools in the US: Determinants of Project Outcomes


  • Robert A. Simons

    () (Cleveland State University)

  • Eugene Choi

    () (Cleveland State University)


This study addresses factors that affect the outcomes of adaptive reuse of empty religious buildings and schools in the United States. Literature-driven observable factors expected to have an impact on project outcomes include both supply side and demand side factors (building characteristics, neighborhood demographics, micro-location characteristics, macro-economic factors, etc.) are used as explanatory variables. This study uses the multinomial logit model with the outcome of adaptive reuse projects (e.g., apartments, condominiums, retail, office and cultural uses) as the dependent variable. This study has found that many supply side and demand side factors are associated with certain outcomes. It is expected that the results of this study can offer valuable basic information about associations between factors and development outcomes for adaptive reuse.

Suggested Citation

  • Robert A. Simons & Eugene Choi, 2010. "Adaptive Reuse of Religious Buildings and Schools in the US: Determinants of Project Outcomes," International Real Estate Review, Asian Real Estate Society, vol. 13(1), pages 79-108.
  • Handle: RePEc:ire:issued:v:13:n:01:2010:p:79-108

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Adaptive reuse; Multinomial logit model; Religious buildings and schools;

    JEL classification:

    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ire:issued:v:13:n:01:2010:p:79-108. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (IRER Secretary Office/Webmaster). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.