Call for Papers
Special Issue of Real Estate Economics
Dedicated to REITs and Real Estate Investment
Real Estate Economics, the journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), in conjunction with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of Real Estate Economics that is dedicated to papers on a variety of topics that utilize REIT data or that highlight the unique structural aspects of REITs in their analysis.
Specifically, authors are encouraged to submit the results of original research, both theoretical and empirical, on all questions bearing on REITs and other similar types of real estate investment. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:
- Industrial organization issues for REITs and other types of real estate investment, e.g., financing, capital structure, executive compensation, operating expenses, economies of scale, property type or geographic focus/diversification, ownership structure, etc.
- Valuation of REITs and other types of real estate assets, whether securitized or not and whether listed or not, including the existence of premia associated with illiquidity, opacity, governance, etc.
- Investment characteristics of REITs and other types of real estate investment both within real estate portfolios and in mixed-asset portfolios, e.g., returns, volatility, correlation/cointegration, liquidity, momentum, etc., whether using short-horizon or long-horizon data.
- The relationships among different types of real estate investment including REITs, listed property companies, private equity real estate funds (including limited partnerships), co-investments, and other types of real estate investments held directly or through separate accounts.
- Studies that focus on mortgage REITs and/or unlisted REITs as alternatives to or in addition to listed equity REITs.
To be considered for the REE special issue, submissions are required by April 1, 2017. In all cases, submissions should be emailed to:
Timothy Riddiough, Senior Special Issue Editor
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Liang Peng from Penn State and Jon Wiley from Georgia State will also serve as special issue co-editors, and Brad Case from NAREIT will serve as consulting editor.