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Conference on Investment Choices and Performance in Indirect Property Investment at Maastricht Unive


EVENT DATE: 18-04-13 | Conference |

Maastricht University, 18 April 2013
Sponsored by EPRA

Over the last decade institutional real estate investment has shifted from direct property exposure to indirect property holdings through listed and unlisted property vehicles. Indirect property exposure is now the dominant form of institutional real estate ownership. So understanding the investment choices made by these property investors and their effects on performance is not just interesting from an academic point of view, but also very relevant for industry and policy. We bring together some of the world’s leading experts in this field to discuss these issues, with a focus on listed property.

This one-day conference brings together leading experts from academia and industry with two major intentions: First, to discuss recent advances in research on investments in indirect real estate, and second to discuss the practical consequences of these research results for institutional investors and the real estate industry.

Admission to the conference is free.

Please e-mail Francien Masthoff at f.masthoff@maastrichtuniversity.nlto register. The maximum number of participants is 60, and admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Conference program

12.00 – 12.50 Lunch

12.50 – 13.00 Conference Opening: Piet Eichholtz

13.00 – 14.30 Session 1: REIT Investment Choices, Chair: Rob Bauer
Jay Hartzell, University of Texas: The Influence of Benchmarking on Portfolio Choices: The Effect of Sector Funds
Erkan Yönder, Maastricht University: Political Preferences and Corporate Sustainability: Evidence from REITs (with Piet Eichholtz and Nils Kok)

14.30 – 15.00 Tea break

15.00 – 17.30 Session 2: REITs and Performance, Chair: Nils Kok
Simon Stevenson, University of Reading: Separating Skill from Luck in REIT Mutual Funds (with Luke Layfield)
Harm Meijer, JP Morgan: Reversal Patterns in European Real Estate Stocks, 2007, 2012

16.30 – 16.45 Short refreshment break

16:45 - 17:30
Dirk Brounen, Tilburg University: The Performance Effects of REIT Regimes (with Hans Op ’t Veld and Ronald Mahieu)

17.30 Closing of conference, drinks


(image: Juan Fuertes)

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