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On the Quality of FFO Forecasts

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  • David H. Downs


    (School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 844000, Richmond VA 23284-4000)

  • Z. Nuray Güner

    (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

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    This paper is the first attempt to provide an objective assessment of the quality of real estate funds from operations (FFO) forecasts. The work, which looks past the more primitive question concerning the appropriate measure for real estate earnings, quantifies and tests the quality of real estate investment trust (REIT) FFO forecasts relative to the net income forecasts of several comparison groups. The results show the high quality of REIT forecasts are remarkably robust and are not driven by the level of analyst attention. Investors in a post-Enron and Sarbanes-Oxley era may find the implications for high quality forecasts of real estate earning to be an appealing investment concept.

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

    Volume (Year): 28 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 257-274

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:28:n:3:2006:p:257-274
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