Office Rent Determinants During Market Decline and Recovery

Posted: 1 Feb 2001

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Barrett A. Slade

Brigham Young University; Independent


This article empirically examines office rent determinants in distinct periods of a market cycle. The study uses a dataset of office properties located in a large metropolitan area and spanning a six-year period. During this period, office rents experienced a significant decline and recovery. A time-varying parameter rent index identifies three distinct periods of the cycle: decline, trough and recovery. Tests of structural change conclude that market participants value the determinants of office rents differently during the periods. A microexamination of each rent determinant over the periods of the market cycle provides a greater understanding of how rents vary over time and the factors that influence them.

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Slade, Barrett A. and Slade, Barrett A., Office Rent Determinants During Market Decline and Recovery. Available at SSRN:

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