This paper reports data describing development projects for new buildings according
to construction costs in North-East Italy. A survey was carried out on local companies
undertaking new residential development projects in two Italian regions (Veneto and
Lombardy). The aim of this survey was to record new real estate construction projects,
collecting both technical and socio-economic cost features. It is extremely difficult
to collect such data for the Italian real estate construction sector, due to its lack
of transparency, so that the novelty for the Italian scenario is the dataset itself.
Another interest perspective of this survey is that socio-economic characteristics
were also recorded; they are often studied in urban economics, but are usually related
to property purchase prices and values, not to construction costs. The data come from
an analysis of Canesi and Marella regarding the relationship between the trend of
construction costs and the socio-economic conditions of the reference setting, such
as the mean years of schooling of the workforce, housing market trends, and average
per capita income.