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A Conceptual Framework for Commercial Property Price Indexes

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  • Diewert, Erwin
  • Shimizu, Chihiro

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The paper studies the problems associated with the construction of price indexes for commercial properties that could be used in the System of National Accounts. Property price indexes are required for the stocks of commercial properties in the Balance Sheets of the country and related price indexes for the land and structure components of a commercial property are required in the Income Accounts of the country if the Multifactor Productivity of the Commercial Property Industry is calculated as part of the System of National accounts. The paper suggests a variant of the capitalization of the Net Operating Income approach to the construction of property price indexes and uses the one hoss shay or light bulb model of depreciation as a model of depreciation for the structure component of a commercial property.

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Paper provided by Vancouver School of Economics in its series Economics working papers with number erwin_diewert-2013-44.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 09 Oct 2013
Date of revision: 09 Oct 2013
Handle: RePEc:ubc:bricol:erwin_diewert-2013-44

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Keywords: Commercial property price indexes; Net Operating Income; discounted cash flow; System of National Accounts; Balance Sheets; methods of depreciation; l;

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  1. W. Erwin Diewert & Kevin J. Fox, 2014. "Sunk Costs and the Measurement of Commercial Property Depreciation," Discussion Papers 2014-28, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales.

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