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Comparing Regional Classifications for Real Estate Portfolio Diversification



Considerable recent attention has been devoted to constructing improved spatial diversification categories based on the economic characteristics of areas. This research compares Salomon Brothers' regional classification system to U.S. regions and the FRC regions using economic indicators related to real estate demand. Salomon's classification is shown to be the superior classification for reducing the variation of demand-side indicators. Several of Salomon's regions have higher internal variability than the U.S. as a whole and should be reconfigured. Spatial diversification systems may be improved generally by considering noncontiguous diversification criteria based on the economic fundamentals of metro areas and specifically by introducing metro-area size categories.

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  • Emil E. Malizia & Robert A. Simons, 1991. "Comparing Regional Classifications for Real Estate Portfolio Diversification," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 6(1), pages 53-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:6:n:1:1991:p:53-78

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    1. Leon Shilton & Graig Stanley, 1995. "Spatial Filtering: Concentration or Dispersion of NCREIF Institutional Investment," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 10(5), pages 569-582.
    2. Robert A. Simons & Jesse D. Saginor, 2006. "A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Environmental Contamination and Positive Amenities on Residential Real Estate Values," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 28(1), pages 71-104.
    3. Kristin Wellner & Matthias Thomas, 2004. "Diversification Benefits from European Direct Real Estate Investment with a Special Focus on the German Market," ERES eres2004_231, European Real Estate Society (ERES).
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    5. Armonat, Stefan & Pfnür, Andreas, 2002. "Basel II and the German credit crunch?," Publications of Darmstadt Technical University, Institute for Business Studies (BWL) 35585, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute for Business Studies (BWL).
    6. Glenn R. Mueller, 1993. "Refining Economic Diversification Strategies for Real Estate Portfolios," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 8(1), pages 55-68.
    7. Pim Klamer & Cees Gorter & Peter Nijkamp, 2001. "Retail Investments by Real Estate Investment Trusts," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 01-049/3, Tinbergen Institute.
    8. 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.

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


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