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The Role of Systematic Covariance and Coskewness in the Pricing of Real Estate: Evidence from Equity REITs



This study explores the impact of systematic risk (beta) and systematic coskewness on EREIT returns. The test uses the Skewness Preference CAPM, which includes the impact of the third moment on returns. The findings are that systematic risk impacts return in the predicted manner. However, there is no evidence that systematic coskewness is a determinant of EREIT return, which is contrary to prior findings using other financial instruments. Also, the problem of multicollinearity noted in earlier tests of the model does not occur herein.

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  • Timothy W. Vines & Cheng-Ho Hsieh & John J. Hatem, 1994. "The Role of Systematic Covariance and Coskewness in the Pricing of Real Estate: Evidence from Equity REITs," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 9(4), pages 421-430.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:9:n:4:1994:p:421-430

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    1. Thomas C. Chiang & Hooi Hooi Lean & Wing-Keung Wong, 2008. "Do REITs Outperform Stocks and Fixed-Income Assets? New Evidence from Mean-Variance and Stochastic Dominance Approaches," Journal of Risk and Financial Management, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(1), pages 1-40, December.
    2. Petros Messis & Achilleas Zapranis, 2014. "Herding behaviour and volatility in the Athens Stock Exchange," Journal of Risk Finance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 15(5), pages 572-590, November.
    3. Moreno, David & Rodríguez, Rosa, 2009. "The value of coskewness in mutual fund performance evaluation," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(9), pages 1664-1676, September.

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


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