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Call for Papers: Special AREUEA-Nareit Research Conference
Posted: 10/22/2018

Call for Papers

Special AREUEA-Nareit® Research Conference

on Real Estate Investment Trusts


The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), in conjunction with Nareit, is pleased to announce a call for papers related to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and non-REIT listed property companies (LPCs).

Authors responding to this CFP will have manuscripts considered for presentation and discussion at the fourth REIT Research Conference, to be held in New York City on June 3, 2019 in conjunction with REITweek, Nareit’s annual Investor Conference.  One paper presented at the REIT Research Conference will be selected “Best Paper,” and its author(s) will be awarded a prize of $5,000.  Travel expenses (transportation and one night’s lodging) for invited presenters will be covered by Nareit.

Authors may also choose to simultaneously submit their manuscript for publication consideration at Real Estate Economics, but submission is not required for consideration for presentation at the conference.

Authors are encouraged to submit the results of original research, both theoretical and empirical, on all questions bearing on REITs and LPCs.  Special attention will be given to manuscripts focusing on mortgage REITs, REIT bonds, and REIT preferred securities.  Areas of research may include, but are not limited to:

  • Industrial organization issues for REITs and LPCs, e.g., financing, capital structure, executive compensation, operating expenses, economies of scale, property type or geographic focus/diversification, ownership structure, etc.
  • Valuation of REITs, LPCs, and other 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 LPCs both within real estate portfolios and in mixed-asset portfolios, e.g., returns, volatility, correlation/cointegration, interest rate sensitivity, liquidity, momentum, etc., whether using short-horizon or long-horizon data.
  • The relationships among listed and unlisted real estate assets including listed REITs and LPCs, public non-listed REITs (PNLRs), open-end or closed-end private equity real estate funds (including limited partnerships), and real estate assets held directly or through separate accounts.

To be considered for the REIT Research Conference, authors should submit manuscripts electronically by February 1, 2019 to:

Prof. Timothy Riddiough

University of Wisconsin


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