The department of Spatial Economics has an agreement with the Dutch Association of Real Estate Brokers (NVM) that arranges the use of real estate transaction data for scientific research. In exchange, VU-researchers present their findings to NVM and describe how local real estate brokers can use the knowledge to improve their business. SPINlab employee Jasper Dekkers coordinates the use of the NVM-data for research and theses. Further, the SPINlab also geocodes the NVM-data using the Basisadminstratie Adressen en Gebouwen (BAG) as a source.