An Overview of Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): 1993-2009

52 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2011 Last revised: 8 Nov 2011

Zhilan Feng

Union College

S. McKay Price

Lehigh University - Perella Department of Finance

C. F. Sirmans

Florida State University - Department of Risk Management, Insurance, Real Estate & Business Law

Date Written: March 8, 2011

Abstract

This study documents the publicly traded equity Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) universe during the modern REIT era (early 1990s through the present). We show the growth and consolidation of the industry, changes in property type focus, increases in institutional ownership, and the growth of operating partnership usage. Additionally, by property type we illustrate trends in cash flow, variation in dividend payouts, increases in leverage, differences in accounting performance measures (ROA, ROE, Tobin’s Q), a rise in expense ratios, and dissimilarities in profit margins. We also provide a list of all firms who meet publicly traded REIT qualifications.

Keywords: Real Estate Investment Trust, Equity REITs

JEL Classification: G00, G10, G18, G23, G30, G32, G35, L85, R00, R33

Suggested Citation

Feng, Zhilan and Price, S. McKay and Sirmans, C. F., An Overview of Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs): 1993-2009 (March 8, 2011). Journal of Real Estate Literature, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 307-343, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743132

Zhilan Feng

Union College ( email )

Schenectady, NY 12308-3151
United States

S. McKay Price (Contact Author)

Lehigh University - Perella Department of Finance ( email )

621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States
610-758-4787 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.mckayprice.com

C. F. Sirmans

Florida State University - Department of Risk Management, Insurance, Real Estate & Business Law ( email )

Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States
850 644-4076 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cob.fsu.edu/rmi

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