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Sinan Gokkaya (), Michael J. Highfield (), Kenneth D. Roskelley () and Dennis F. Steele ()
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Sinan Gokkaya: Ohio University
Michael J. Highfield: Mississippi State University
Kenneth D. Roskelley: Mississippi State University
Dennis F. Steele: Southern Adventist University

Journal of Real Estate Research, 2015, vol. 37, issue 1, 23-64

Abstract: We examine primary and secondary market returns for REIT initial public offerings (IPOs). Consistent with theories regarding compensation for information production during the roadshow, we find offer-to-open returns are directly related to partial adjustment and are significantly lower for REITs holding assets in a single-property type. Matching REIT IPOs to comparable non-REIT IPOs, we also find evidence consistent with demand uncertainty. Specifically, after controlling for issue and firm characteristics, REITs post significantly lower secondary market returns despite similar primary market returns. This suggests that demand uncertainty resolves more quickly for REITs, possibly due to higher relative transparency.

JEL-codes: L85 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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