The article describes the suburbanisation around the globe, in Poland, and around Warsaw. The objective of the study is the analysis of possible uses of information on transactions regarding undeveloped land properties allocated for building development for the identification of areas of future intensification of the suburbanisation. For verification of the correlation of property turnover with later suburbanisation, research was conducted on the general and detailed level. On the general level, the research involved the verification of the correlation between the total number of transactions in particular cadastral units in the years 2009–2014 and a change in the area of arable land around Warsaw. On the detailed level, two selected communes were analysed in terms of percentage and time period during which land properties subject to transactions were designated for building development investments. 40% of the analysed developed properties were determined to be subject to a transaction as undeveloped properties up to three years before. Approximately 30% of the analysed land properties subject to transactions were also subject to building development within three years from the date of transaction. Therefore, information on turnover of land properties permits predicting the suburbanisation.

Key words: land, building land, suburbanisation, undeveloped land properties, real property turnover