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Patterns of Office Employment Cycles

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    Based upon an the analysis of quarterly office employment and total employment changes from 1975 through 1994, this research concludes that for a majority of the fifty metropolitan areas, office employment cycles are converging towards seven year cycles. However, many of the patterns are emerging and for one-third of the cities, the office employment changes are a random walk. While changes in office employment and total employment are correlated, neither series lags or leads the other. Office employment grew faster than total employment, but office employment changes were more volatile.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.

    Volume (Year): 15 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 339-354

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:15:n:3:1998:p:339-354

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    1. Leon G. Shilton & Janet K. Tandy, 1993. "The Information Precision of CBD Office Vacancy Rates," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 8(3), pages 421-444.
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    1. Dirk Brounen & Maarten Jennen, 2009. "Asymmetric Properties of Office Rent Adjustment," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 39(3), pages 336-358, October.

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