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Some Additional Evidence on the Performance of Commingled Real Estate Investment Funds

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This paper examines the investment performance of two commingled real estate investment funds (CREFs) over the past twenty years. Results indicate that these funds: (1) offered very good portfolio diversification potential by reducing risk and increasing return; and (2) provided a good hedge against (anticipated) inflation over the entire period of study. Risk-adjusted performance for these CREFs generally remained superior to stock and bond performance because of the lower volatility in CREF returns. While CREFs provided a significant hedge against inflation during the 1972-1991 period, this hedge was significantly diminished during the 1984-1991 period, a period when the rate of inflation was relatively low.

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  • William B. Brueggeman & A.H. Chen & T.G. Thibodeau, 1992. "Some Additional Evidence on the Performance of Commingled Real Estate Investment Funds," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 7(4), pages 433-448.
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    1. Ewing, Bradley T. & Payne, James E., 2005. "The response of real estate investment trust returns to macroeconomic shocks," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 58(3), pages 293-300, March.

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

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