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Local and global determinants of office rents in Istanbul: The mixed geographically weighted regression approach

Anil Kumar Bera (Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA)
Sinem Guler Kangalli Uyar (Department of Econometrics, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey)

Journal of European Real Estate Research

ISSN: 1753-9269

Article publication date: 19 June 2019

Issue publication date: 13 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper presents a hedonic office rent model under the decentralized structure of Istanbul Office Market. The data set in the study includes 2,348 office spaces for the first quarter of 2018. This study aims to find determinants that affect the level of rent and examine whether the effects of office rent determinants are global or not.

Design/methodology/approach

To consider both global and local effects, the paper uses mixed geographically weighted regression approach in hedonic office rent analysis.

Findings

The empirical results indicate that office rent determinants such as physical, locational, neighborhood and market operational characteristics have significant impacts on the level of the rent. The findings also show that one of the office rent determinants has a global effect and the other determinants have local effects. According to the estimation results, local effects and statistical significances of these determinants vary from lower quartiles to upper quartiles.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first paper to consider global and local effects of office rent determinants on the level of rent, with mixed geographically weighted regression approach. The paper provides new insights into the hedonic valuation of commercial real estates, especially for decentralized office markets.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the editor and two anonymous referees for the various helpful comments and suggestions, though the other shortcomings of the paper are solely the authors’. This work was funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) under project number 1059B191601604.

Citation

Bera, A.K. and Kangalli Uyar, S.G. (2019), "Local and global determinants of office rents in Istanbul: The mixed geographically weighted regression approach", Journal of European Real Estate Research, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 227-249. https://doi.org/10.1108/JERER-12-2018-0052

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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