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Pricing the options inherent in leased commercial property: a UK case study

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Baum, A., (2003) Pricing the options inherent in leased commercial property: a UK case study. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 09/03. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp17.

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This paper sets out the findings of a group of research and development projects carried out at the Department of Real Estate & Planning at the University of Reading and at Oxford Property Systems over the period 1999 – 2003. The projects have several aims: these are to identify the fundamental drivers of the pricing of different lease terms in the UK property sector; to identify current and best market practice and uncover the main variations in lease terms; to identify key issues in pricing lease terms; and to develop a model for the pricing of rent under a variety of lease variations. From the landlord’s perspective, the main factors driving the required ‘compensation’ for a lease term amendment include expected rental volatility, expected probability of tenant vacation, and the expected costs of tenant vacation. These data are used in conjunction with simulation technology to reflect the options inherent in certain lease types to explore the required rent adjustment. The resulting cash flows have interesting qualities which illustrate the potential importance of option pricing in a non-complex and practical way.

Item Type:Report (Working Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:21308
Publisher:University of Reading
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