Academic journal article Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management

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Academic journal article Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management

Introduction

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The papers in this special issue of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management were presented at a symposium held in London in May 2016. The event was co-organized by the Henley Business School, University of Reading and Cornell University and was kindly hosted by Cushman & Wakefield in their City of London offices. The papers were then peer-reviewed in the normal manner before publication in the journal.

The aim of the symposium was to provide a forum whereby academic and industry-based researchers could come together and discuss a variety of research issues. Ten papers were presented at the symposium, of which six are presented in this special issue. In addition to the papers, a panel session was also organized in which leading industry professionals considered the risks to the U.K. and European real estate markets surrounding the then forthcoming EU referendum.

The six papers contained in this special issue consider a wide variety of issues. Cashman, Harrison, Seiler, and Sheng consider the importance of information barriers on financial transparency and liquidity. Focusing on listed real estate firms in the Asia-Pacific region, the authors find that firms that face heightened levels of political risk are characterized by both increased information barriers and reduced liquidity. Zhu and Milcheva evaluate the extent of the cross-country co-movement of returns of listed property companies due to economic, financial, and geographic closeness. …

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