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A CERTAINTY EQUIVALENT EXPECTATIONS MODEL FOR ESTIMATING THE SYSTEMATIC RISK OF PROPERTY INVESTMENTS

Journal of Valuation

ISSN: 0263-7480

Article publication date: 1 January 1988

Abstract

In order to develop our understanding of valuation models and so extend this to encompass the important area of performance measurement and its interpretation, it is essential to have a framework which will enable such developments to take place. This paper presents a theoretical model based on a certainty equivalent approach which enables the market risk of individual properties and portfolios to be assessed on an expectations basis. The data requirements for using the model are not onerous and with simple extensions it can be adapted to cope with changes in risk that occur when variations in the lease structure are anticipated. Understanding the influence of systematic or market risk is essential if our understanding of valuation is to improve. Systematic risk is the single most important factor which determines the premium which should be allowed to compensate for risk. This aspect has been largely ignored in the property literature with the result that risk premium figures are frequently assumed to be constant across all sectors and properties. This paper derives a model which attempts to overcome some of these problems. Due to data limitations empirical tests of the model cannot be regarded as conclusive. However, those tests that have been carried out suggest that the model could be used for estimating the required rate of return of both sectors and individual properties. It also has considerable potential in estimating growth expectations for groups of properties and can thus be used in the decision‐making process. Much, however, remains to be done.

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Citation

BROWN, G. (1988), "A CERTAINTY EQUIVALENT EXPECTATIONS MODEL FOR ESTIMATING THE SYSTEMATIC RISK OF PROPERTY INVESTMENTS", Journal of Valuation, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 17-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb008020

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