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Sale Leaseback Transactions: Price Premiums and Market Efficiency


  • C.F. Sirmans

    () (Florida State University)

  • Barrett A. Slade

    () (Brigham Young University)


Sale-leaseback transactions are ubiquitous in real estate markets in the United States with annual volume estimated to be greater than $7 billion. However, there is no evidence concerning the price impact of such transactional arrangements. Using a data set of sale-leaseback transactions, this study examines the price impact on commercial property transactions across seven markets. The findings reveal that transactions structured as saleleasebacks occur at significantly higher prices than market transactions. In addition, after accounting for income differentials, buyers and sellers are appropriately pricing the transactions resulting in no undue advantage to either party, that is, the expected price premium is accounted for in the saleleaseback prices.

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  • C.F. Sirmans & Barrett A. Slade, 2010. "Sale Leaseback Transactions: Price Premiums and Market Efficiency," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 32(2), pages 221-242.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:32:n:2:2010:p:221-242

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    Cited by:

    1. S. Akin & Val Lambson & Grant McQueen & Brennan Platt & Barrett Slade & Justin Wood, 2013. "Rushing to Overpay: Modeling and Measuring the REIT Premium," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 47(3), pages 506-537, October.
    2. Noriko Ashiya, 2015. "Determinants of Potential Seller/Lessee Benefits in Sale¡VLeaseback Transactions," International Real Estate Review, Asian Real Estate Society, vol. 18(1), pages 89-112.

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


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