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The Performance of Acquisitions in the Real Estate Investment Trust Industry


  • Olgun Fuat Sahin

    () (Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 Seventh Avenue South, 2070 Center for Business, Moorhead, MN 56563)


This study examines the performance of acquisitions in the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry around the acquisition announcement and in the long-run. The results suggest that the acquiring REITs experience statistically signi?cant negative abnormal returns while the target REITs earn statistically signi?cant positive abnormal returns during the three-day period around the announcement. The long-run performance of the acquiring REITs is analyzed using size benchmark portfolios with the buy-and-hold, cumulative average and mean calendar time abnormal returns, as well as the Fama–French Three Factor Model. None of the other methods detect signi?cant abnormal returns in the long-run with the exception of the buy-and-hold abnormal return. Further analysis shows that the long-run positive buy-and-hold abnormal return is consistent with an unexpected decline in cost of equity after acquisitions.

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  • Olgun Fuat Sahin, 2005. "The Performance of Acquisitions in the Real Estate Investment Trust Industry," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 27(3), pages 321-342.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:27:n:3:2005:p:321-342

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    1. David Ling & Milena Petrova, 2011. "Why Do REITs Go Private? Differences in Target Characteristics, Acquirer Motivations, and Wealth Effects in Public and Private Acquisitions," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 99-129, July.
    2. Chris Ratcliffe & Bill Dimovski & Monica Keneley, 2017. "The Performance of REIT Acquirers in the Post-Merger Period," ERES eres2017_43, European Real Estate Society (ERES).
    3. Robert Campbell & Erasmo Giambona & C. Sirmans, 2009. "The Long-Horizon Performance of REIT Mergers," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 38(2), pages 105-114, February.
    4. repec:bla:acctfi:v:57:y:2017:i:3:p:855-877 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Kiplan Womack, 2012. "Real Estate Mergers: Corporate Control & Shareholder Wealth," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 44(4), pages 446-471, May.
    6. J. Mulherin & Kiplan Womack, 2015. "Competition, Auctions & Negotiations in REIT Takeovers," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 50(2), pages 151-180, February.

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    JEL classification:

    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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