The AftermarketPerformance of Spanish REITs

REFC – Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting https://doi.org/10.1080/02102412.2021.1927531

33 Pages Posted: 10 May 2021 Last revised: 10 Jan 2022

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Leticia Castaño

University of Valencia - Department of Accounting

José Emilio Farinós Viñas

Universitat de València - Department of Corporate Finance

Ana M. Ibáñez

University of Valencia - Department of Corporate Finance

Date Written: May 6, 2021

Abstract

Since 2013, when the market for REITs started in Spain, the number of these investment vehicles has grown steadily. At the end of 2019, Spanish REITs ranked third in Europe in terms of market capitalisation, and first in terms of the number of REITs (EPRA, 2020). This research investigates the abnormal performance of REITs in the Spanish market for 6-, 12- and 24-month post-admission windows during the period from November 2013 to January 2020. We obtain evidence that issuers experience economically and statistically significant negative abnormal returns during the two years after going public. These results are robust to the different metrics, estimations and tests used. The differentiating characteristics of the market analysed (mainly the fact that the flotations were not carried out through an Initial Public Offering, unlike most previous studies, but through a direct listing procedure) are particularly relevant to determine the level of aftermarket performance.

Keywords: aftermarket performance, REIT, direct listing, Spanish market, abnormal return

JEL Classification: G12, G14, G23, G32

Suggested Citation

Castaño, Leticia and Farinós Viñas, José Emilio and Ibáñez, Ana M., The AftermarketPerformance of Spanish REITs (May 6, 2021). REFC – Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting https://doi.org/10.1080/02102412.2021.1927531, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3841564

Leticia Castaño

University of Valencia - Department of Accounting ( email )

Edificio Departamental Oriental
Avda. dels Tarongers, s/n
Valencia 46071
Spain

José Emilio Farinós Viñas (Contact Author)

Universitat de València - Department of Corporate Finance ( email )

Av. dels Tarongers s/n
Valencia, 46022
Spain
0034963828369 (Phone)
0034963828370 (Fax)

Ana M. Ibáñez

University of Valencia - Department of Corporate Finance ( email )

Facultat d'Economia
Av. dels Tarongers s/n
46022 Valencia
Spain

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