chapter  5
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Development, Construction and Occupation 66


In fact, it appears that investors, contractors, building managers, architects and planners all operate in parallel but separate universes; rarely singing from the same song sheet. Consequently, there is an odd relationship between those who demand buildings for their performance attributes and those who supply them. Not surprisingly, the market for property is often regarded as supply-led and adversarial. In a similar vein, a journalist once charmingly characterised the property industry as resembling a flock of pecking chickens: fragmented, quarrelsome and, as a group, largely ineffectual.