Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/90322
Title: The beta anomaly in the REIT market
Authors: Shen, J 
Hui, ECM 
Fan, K 
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Journal of real estate finance and economics, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11146-020-09784-3
Abstract: This research examined whether the beta anomaly exists in the REIT market. By analysing a low-minus-high beta strategy and a betting-against-beta strategy in the REIT market, we find that high-beta REITs earn significantly lower risk-adjusted returns than low-beta REITs. This beta anomaly is only significant in the New REIT Era after 1993. The negative relationship between beta and REIT stock return does not disappear after taking into account some firm characteristics, suggesting that the beta anomaly in the REIT market is not driven by beta’s correlation with profitability, asset growth, lottery-like return or the skewness of stock returns. We find that institutional investors, whose portfolios increasingly contain a significant proportion of REITs, prefer the high-beta REITs. The exposure of institutional investors to high-beta REITs could explain the beta anomaly in the REIT market.
Keywords: Beta anomaly
Institutional ownership
Leverage constraints
New REIT era
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Journal of real estate finance and economics 
ISSN: 0895-5638
EISSN: 1573-045X
DOI: 10.1007/s11146-020-09784-3
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Open Access Information
Status embargoed access
Embargo End Date 2021-07-23
Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page views

19
Citations as of May 15, 2022

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

3
Citations as of May 20, 2022

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

5
Citations as of May 19, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.