Monday, March 1, 2021


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Call for Papers: 2021 JPM Special Issue
Posted: 8/05/2020




The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) announces a call for papers for the 2021 Special Real Estate issue of The Journal of Portfolio Management, published by Institutional Portfolio Research. This will be the tenth special issue of JPM sponsored by PREA and devoted entirely to the investment characteristics of real estate and its fundamental drivers. All submitted manuscripts must be original works that have not been submitted for inclusion in another form such as another journal, magazine, or book chapter.


Authors are invited to submit papers on topics of interest to institutional real estate investors. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of real estate in an investment portfolio, or as part of a real assets portfolio
  • Risk-return metrics and benchmarks, and risk management for real estate portfolios
  • Real estate capital markets, capital flows, and liquidity
  • International and cross-border investment issues
  • Niche or non-traditional property sectors in institutional portfolios
  • High yield debt as part of the real estate portfolio
  • Technological and demographic disruption, including various forms of Proptech
  • Effect of exogenous shocks such as climate risks, geopolitical issues, or pandemics
  • Transaction costs, incentive fees, and their impact on performance
  • Impact of the move from defined benefit to defined contribution pension plans
  • Role of financial leverage in institutional real estate portfolios
  • Associated markets including CMBS, real estate derivatives, and fund secondaries
  • Structure and performance of private equity real estate funds
  • Sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and other ESG considerations
  • Top-down and/or property-level factors as drivers of investment performance

Due to space constraints in the special issue, and a desire to concentrate on areas of research on institutional real estate investment not widely represented in other venues, the Special Real Estate Issue will not publish papers concentrating on publicly traded real estate equities such as REITs, unless they provide significant insights on the underlying real estate market. As a publication widely read by real estate investment professionals, the special issue favors papers that are insightful but also to the point, 7500 words should be considered a maximum although being more concise is generally better. Lengthy literature reviews are not necessary and detailed derivations or methodological sections can be provided separately and published as an online supplement.

All papers will be reviewed by the editorial board for this special issue or by individuals appointed by them. Authors should submit papers by March 1, 2021 via e-mail to Frank Fabozzi ( and Greg MacKinnon ( as both PDF and Word file attachments. The subject of the e-mail should state “JPM- RE SPECIAL ISSUE”.


Special Issue Editorial Board:

Jim Clayton, Professor & T.R. Price Chair
Director, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure
Schulich School of Business, York University

Frank J. Fabozzi, Professor of Finance
EDHEC Business School

S. Michael Giliberto, Graduate School of Business
Columbia University

Jacques N. Gordon, Global Investment Strategist
LaSalle Investment Management

Youguo Liang
Head of Global Research & Public Markets, Department of Real Estate and Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Greg MacKinnon, Director of Research

Asieh Mansour, Senior Advisor
The Townsend Group

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