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Are Real Estate IPOs a Different Species? Evidence from Hong Kong IPOs

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  • Su H. Chan

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    (California State University, Fullerton)

  • Mark H. Stohs

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    (California State University, Fullerton)

  • Ko Wang

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    (California State University, Fullerton)

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Abstract

It is well documented that in the United States, real estate investment trust (REIT) initial public offerings (IPOs) have an abnormally low initial-day return when compared to that of industrial firm IPOs. Researchers suspect that the abnormal return pattern of REIT IPOs is caused by their unique real estate holdings. Examination of 399 IPOs issued in Hong Kong during the 1986-1997 period reveals strong evidence that suggests that underlying real estate holdings cannot be the sole reason for the observed low initial-day return of REIT IPOs. This investigation indicates that there is a need to re-think the current explanations for the abnormal performance of REIT IPOs.

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

Volume (Year): 21 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 337-356

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Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:21:n:3:2001:p:337-356

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  1. Su Chan & Jiajin Chen & Ko Wang, 2013. "Are REIT IPOs Unique? The Global Evidence," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 47(4), pages 719-759, November.
  2. Kenji Kutsuna & William Dimovski & Robert Brooks, 2008. "The Pricing and Underwriting Costs of Japanese REIT IPOs," Journal of Property Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(3), pages 221-239, November.
  3. Su Han Chan & Ko Wang & Jing Yang, 2009. "IPO Pricing Strategies with Deadweight and Search Costs," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 31(4), pages 481-542.
  4. Steven Dolvin & Mark Pyles, 2009. "REIT IPOs and the Cost of Going Public," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 39(1), pages 92-106, July.
  5. Ranajit Kumar Bairagi & William Dimovski, 2010. "The underpricing of US REIT IPOs: 1996--2010," Journal of Property Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(3), pages 233-248, December.
  6. William Dimovski & Robert Brooks, 2006. "The Pricing of Property Trust IPOs in Australia," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 185-199, March.

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