Neighborhood Center Image and Rents Article

Hardin, WG, Wolverton, ML. (2001). Neighborhood Center Image and Rents . JOURNAL OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS, 23(1), 31-46. 10.1023/A:1011112707018

cited authors

  • Hardin, WG; Wolverton, ML



  • The impact of neighborhood-center image on rental rates is empirically modeled and tested. The neighborhood-center anchor does not substantially affect in-line, nonanchor rental rates and is more a proxy for a neighborhood center's trade-area economic base than an actual determinant of neighborhood-center rental rates. Image-related facilities' specific variables do affect rental rates. Concurrently, relative center size does impact rental rates, providing marginal support for the use of gravity models at the property subtype level. More modeling of retail rents and sales activity is warranted.

publication date

  • December 1, 2001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 31

end page

  • 46


  • 23


  • 1