The Characteristics of Purpose-built Office: Occupants’ perception

  • Edie Ezwan Mohd Safian Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Johor, 86400, Malaysia.
  • Abdul Hadi Nawawi Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia.


Report from Asia Pacific Colliers had suggested that continued proactive marketing efforts and tenancy offerings could maintain the local office market performance. Therefore, the characteristics of PBO are significant factors that need to be studied. The aim of this paper is to examine the occupiers’ perceptions and needs as well as the importance of the characteristics that applied in PBO. Hence, this paper identified the issues that could provide ideas to the property market participants in improving PBO’s market and building performance via investigating the perception of occupants in order to determine the factors that affect office market property performance.

Keywords: Purpose-built office; characteristics; occupants; perceptions.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

How to Cite
MOHD SAFIAN, Edie Ezwan; NAWAWI, Abdul Hadi. The Characteristics of Purpose-built Office: Occupants’ perception. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 159-170, may 2018. ISSN 2514-7528. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2019. doi:

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