Vacancies and Rent Dispersion in a Stochastic Search Model with Generalized Tenant Demand

Vacancies and Rent Dispersion in a Stochastic Search Model with Generalized Tenant Demand I model imperfect information, derive a downward sloping market demand curve, and explain vacancies in a partial equilibrium model of a rental housing market. Tenants can be completely described by an exogenous demand curve, perhaps arising from differences in income, preferred location, or tastes, and view vacant units based on a stochastic arrival of rental information. Free entry of these landlords induces excess rental housing capacity (equilibrium vacancies). I determine the equilibrium distribution of rents for vacant units, show that this rent distribution may be discontinuous, and explore the equilibrium vacancy rate to changes in exogenous parameters. The resulting characterization of equilibrium distributions of rents may be amenable to econometric modeling exploring the relationship between market rents and vacancies. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics Springer Journals

Vacancies and Rent Dispersion in a Stochastic Search Model with Generalized Tenant Demand

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Economics; Regional/Spatial Science; Financial Services
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