5 Ways Property Development Helps Economies Flourish

Houses, schools, offices, shopping centres, theatres, and sports arenas all have something in common. As developments, they play a vital role in any economy by creating jobs, providing homes, generating revenue, attracting new people and more. But not all property development projects are created equal. The best kinds of developments start with a proper vision for how they will fit into the physical and social fabric of the city. The vision, if executed well, will result in quality buildings which contribute to improving people’s lives, the surrounding neighbourhood, and also the environment. 

Here are five ways that good property development can help economies flourish.


1. Job creation

Developing a property requires a wide range of skilled workers, from architects and engineers, to construction workers, landscapers and many more in between. But the best part is that the jobs created are not only during the construction phase but also after the project is complete. These jobs will depend on the type of development – it could be a mall, an estate, an office park – all requiring staff to keep them running and people to fill them. New developments also give a boost to businesses all around them and attract new businesses too. So, they’re truly helping to reduce unemployment rates and boost economic growth for the short and long term. 

2. Improved infrastructure

Property development projects often require new roads, utilities, and other infrastructure. This can lead to improvements in transport, water and sewerage systems, electricity, and other bulk services. Some developments link into existing transportation systems and either help to make them more viable (through increased traffic), or lead to upgrades and improvements which benefit everyone. Improvements in infrastructure usually make an area more attractive to businesses and residents, leading to increased economic activity.

3. Boosted housing affordability

Property development can help to increase the housing supply, which can make it more affordable for residents. This could lead to increased economic stability, as more people are able to afford to buy homes and maintain their wealth in property.

4. Increased property values

A new development can lead to an increase in property values in the surrounding area. This benefits homeowners and local businesses, as these neighbourhoods usually become safer and nicer places to live. The increased property values in turn lead to an increase in property tax revenue for local governments which can be used to fund public services and infrastructure projects.

5. Improved quality of life

A well-planned property development considers more than just the buildings, but also the quality of life for residents. This includes the creation of new parks and green open spaces for recreation, good quality housing options, new amenities such as shops and restaurants, and access to public transport options.

Overall, good property developments have many knock-on positive benefits for economies, cities, and livelihoods. Talk to us at Lithon Developers about how we can come up with a clear vision for your next property development project. 

Please email sam.ekandjo@lithon.com