Purpose – The overall performance of real estate funds can be ascribed to capital appreciation and/or income return. The Italian property funds market has grown significantly over the past few years; however, little is known about the key drivers of property fund performance. The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of two sources of funds’ performance and identify their relevance during the financial crisis. Design/methodology/approach – The paper considers the Italian market in the last decade and analyses the annual reports of public real estate funds, separating appraisal returns from income returns. By considering a wide time horizon, it evaluates if the roles of income returns and capital gains with respect to overall performance are more or less influenced by fund characteristics, such as asset diversification, concentration, and leverage. Findings – The contribution of income return and capital growth are not strictly related to the overall performance of Italian real estate funds, with a significantly lower correlation during the global financial crisis. Furthermore, the main drivers of the two income sources are not strictly comparable. Originality/value – The paper presents the first analysis on the source of income return for the Italian real estate funds and it represents one of the few studies that considers the effect of the financial crisis on European indirect real estate investments, capital appreciation and income return.

Mattarocci, G., & Siligardos, G. (2015). Income return versus capital appraisal for real estate funds during the financial crisis: Evidence from Italy. EUROMED JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, 10(1), 66-79 [10.1108/EMJB-01-2014-0005].

Income return versus capital appraisal for real estate funds during the financial crisis: Evidence from Italy

MATTAROCCI, GIANLUCA;
2015

Abstract

Purpose – The overall performance of real estate funds can be ascribed to capital appreciation and/or income return. The Italian property funds market has grown significantly over the past few years; however, little is known about the key drivers of property fund performance. The purpose of this paper is to measure the impact of two sources of funds’ performance and identify their relevance during the financial crisis. Design/methodology/approach – The paper considers the Italian market in the last decade and analyses the annual reports of public real estate funds, separating appraisal returns from income returns. By considering a wide time horizon, it evaluates if the roles of income returns and capital gains with respect to overall performance are more or less influenced by fund characteristics, such as asset diversification, concentration, and leverage. Findings – The contribution of income return and capital growth are not strictly related to the overall performance of Italian real estate funds, with a significantly lower correlation during the global financial crisis. Furthermore, the main drivers of the two income sources are not strictly comparable. Originality/value – The paper presents the first analysis on the source of income return for the Italian real estate funds and it represents one of the few studies that considers the effect of the financial crisis on European indirect real estate investments, capital appreciation and income return.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore SECS-P/11 - Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari
English
Capital appraisal, Income Return, Real estate funds
Mattarocci, G., & Siligardos, G. (2015). Income return versus capital appraisal for real estate funds during the financial crisis: Evidence from Italy. EUROMED JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, 10(1), 66-79 [10.1108/EMJB-01-2014-0005].
Mattarocci, G; Siligardos, G
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