Real Estate Productions, Practices, and Strategies in Contemporary Phnom Penh

An Overview of Social, Economic, and Political Issues

Authored by: Gabriel Fauveaud

The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138831186
eBook ISBN: 9781315736709
Adobe ISBN: 9781317567837


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Real estate issues in Phnom Penh are generally limited to two main subjects: large-scale projects and forced evictions. Real estate activity is often mentioned either as a factor (of socio-spatial marginalization, violence, or corruption), or as a consequence (of the liberalization of the economic environment, flow of financial capital in the Asian region, or the arrival of foreign investors) of broader politico-economic trends (Springer 2010). In consequence, real estate production, practices and strategies are not studied in detail, although they represent an important factor of the reorganization of socio-spatial dynamics in contemporary Phnom Penh.

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