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Risk and Real Estate Investment: An International Perspective

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    The literature regarding portfolio analysis for institutional real estate investors has until now largely been concerned with benefits associated with naive diversification strategies. In this paper, we discuss the prospects that institutional characteristics suggest for risk reduction in internationally diversified portfolios. The risk/return relationship of each country is affected by its own unique institutional environment and therefore there are potential benefits for investors. We argue that, given the significant differences in the institutional framework across countries, there are likely impacts on returns and that this fact deserves the attention of institutional investors.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 117-130

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:11:n:2:1996:p:117-130

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    1. Piet Eichholtz & Nils Gugler & Nils Kok, 2011. "Transparency, Integration, and the Cost of International Real Estate Investments," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 152-173, July.
    2. Lieser, Karsten, 2011. "Pricing of real estate specific market risks for worldwide 66 countries," IESE Research Papers D/940, IESE Business School.
    3. Karsten Lieser & Alexander Groh, 2014. "The Determinants of International Commercial Real Estate Investment," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 48(4), pages 611-659, May.
    4. Lieser, Karsten & Groh, Alexander P., 2011. "The determinants of international commercial real estate investments," IESE Research Papers D/935, IESE Business School.

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