In this updated empirical analysis, investment risk models with infinite variance are more descriptive of distributions of individual property returns in the NCREIF database over the period 1980 to 2003 than Normally distributed risk models. Real estate investment risk is heteroskedastic, but the Characteristic Exponent of the investment risk function is nearly constant across time although differences among property types are evident. Accordingly, asset diversification is far less effective at reducing the impact of non-systematic investment risk on real estate portfolios than in the case of assets with Normally distributed investment risk. The patterns found in the U.S. are the same in Australia and the United Kingdom, and the Characteristic Exponents are virtually identical across all three countries.
The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 22, 2007
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera