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Brokerage Intermediation in the Commercial Property Market

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  • William G. Hardin III

    () (Florida International University)

  • Ken H. Johnson

    () (Florida International University)

  • Zhonghua Wu

    () (Florida International University)

Abstract

This study is one of the first to investigate brokerage intermediation effects in the income producing commercial property market. Employing multifamily sales data from the Atlanta and Phoenix markets under alternative brokerage specifications, little evidence to support the existence of systematic, differential transaction pricing outcomes due to the presence of brokers is found. The results suggest that the existence of brokerage intermediation effects is likely minimal in commercial markets that are relatively transparent, that have participants who are knowledgeable, and where value and price are typically determined based on a property’s income generating capacity.

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  • William G. Hardin III & Ken H. Johnson & Zhonghua Wu, 2009. "Brokerage Intermediation in the Commercial Property Market," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 31(4), pages 397-420.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:31:n:4:2009:p:397-420
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    1. Matthew Cypher & S McKay Price & Spenser Robinson & Michael J. Seiler, 2017. "Price Signals and Uncertainty in Commercial Real Estate Transactions," Framed Field Experiments 00626, The Field Experiments Website.

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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services

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