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Financial Opacity and Firm Performance: The Readability of REIT Annual Reports

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  • Stephen Dempsey
  • David Harrison

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  • Kimberly Luchtenberg
  • Michael Seiler
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 45 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 450-470

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:45:y:2012:i:2:p:450-470

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    Keywords: REITs; Opacity; Performance; Readability; Cost of capital;

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    1. George Cashman & David Harrison & Michael Seiler, 2014. "Advisor Choice in Asia-Pacific Property Markets," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 48(2), pages 271-298, February.

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