Corporate Governance and the Leverage of REITs: the Impact of the Advisor Structure
The paper examines the impact of the advisor structure on the leverage of 265 US real estate investment trusts (REITs). The study employs panel data for the period 1994 to 2010. Externally advised REITs tend to choose lower leverage, a result which differs from that of Capozza and Seguin (2000) for the old REIT era (1985-1992). We find no evidence for an agency problem related to the choice of leverage for more recent data. The lower leverage makes economic sense since externally advised REITs bear higher costs of debt than their internally advised counterparts.
Volume (Year): 35 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.aresnet.org/
|Order Information:|| Postal: Diane Quarles American Real Estate Society Manager of Member Services Clemson University Box 341323 Clemson, SC 29634-1323|
Web: http://pages.jh.edu/jrer/about/get.htm Email:
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:35:n:1:2013:p:103-120. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (JRER Graduate Assistant/Webmaster)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.