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Methods within the built environment

A Young Foundation study identified nearly 30 methods in use, some designed to guide investors, including income capitalization methods as well as methods focused on profits, residuals and replacement costs; methods using multiple regressions and stepwise regressions; methods using artificial neural networks and ‘hedonic’ price models (which attempt to define the various characteristics of a product or service), spatial analysis methods, fuzzy logic methods and, for the eager, ‘auto-regressive integrated moving averages methods’ and ‘triple bottom line property appraisal methods’.