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Anna Kadefors

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In 2016, I was appointed as a Professor in Real Estate Management at the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management. The first five years, the professorship is supported by a broad group of building owners and other organizations active in real estate management, public as well as private. 


Communication, decision making and learning across contractual and organizational boundaries, especially in real estate and project management. Trust and collaboration. Procurement and contracting. Institutional processes. Innovation in projects, project-based organizations and real estate management.


Since 2014, I am the project leader of the Formas Strong Research Environment ProcSIBE, Procurement for Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment. ProcSIBE is a national collaborative platform with partners from Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karlstad University, Lulea University and Lund University. ProcSIBE has a research program involving several PhD students co-financed by the Swedish Transport Administration, as well as projects dealing with the role of construction clients in urban development and innovation processes. Other projects study organizing of procurement functions, the relationship to politics and how novel procurement practices spread between clients and projects.

Relating specifically to Real Estate Management at KTH, one ProcSIBE PhD project focuses on integrating user and lifecycle aspects into construction of facilities for public services. Another PhD project, financed by Smart Built Environment (Formas and Vinnova), studies strategies and collaborative networks related to digitalization in the real estate sector. Future plans at at KTH are to develop research collaborations studying the role of real estate owners in driving social sustainability.


Construction Management (AI2809), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Degree Project in Architectural Design and Construction Project Management, Second Cycle (AI281X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Facility Management (AI2117), course responsible | Course web