Are property prices non-linear? An investigation of the behaviour of US REITs and UK property company shares
Lizieri, C., Satchell, S., Worzala, E. and Dacco' , R., (1997) Are property prices non-linear? An investigation of the behaviour of US REITs and UK property company shares. Working Papers in Land Management & Development. 05/97. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp21.
Linear models of market performance may be misspecified if the market is subdivided into distinct regimes exhibiting different behaviour. Price movements in the US Real Estate Investment Trusts and UK Property Companies Markets are explored using a Threshold Autoregressive (TAR) model with regimes defined by the real rate of interest. In both US and UK markets, distinctive behaviour emerges, with the TAR model offering better predictive power than a more conventional linear autoregressive model. The research points to the possibility of developing trading rules to exploit the systematically different behaviour across regimes.