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An Analysis of Office Market Rents: Parameter Constancy and Unobservable Variables

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This paper reexamines variations in office building rents using data for a six-year period in a medium-sized city. Previous literature has relied on estimates using OLS estimation of standard fixed-effects models. We test for structural shifts and parameter constancy using random effects on heteroscedastic-autoregressive models and we find that structural shifts occur. Overall, the rent adjustment process does not remain unchanged across different time periods or submarkets.

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Volume (Year): 8 (1993)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 625-638

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Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:8:n:4:1993:p:625-638

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  1. Franz Fuerst, 2008. "Office Rent Determinants: a Hedonic Panel Analysis," Real Estate & Planning Working Papers rep-wp2008-12, Henley Business School, Reading University.

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