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The impacts of corporate governance on the performance of REITs in Singapore

Chong, W. L., Ting, K. H. and Cheng, F. F. (2016) The impacts of corporate governance on the performance of REITs in Singapore. Journal of Real Estate Literature, 24 (2). pp. 319-344. ISSN 0927-7544

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5555/0927-7544.24.2.317


This paper examines the impacts of corporate governance on the performance of externally managed REITs in Singapore from year 2008 to 2012 using Corporate Governance Index (CGI) designed by Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). This study employs the GMM method which is more robust compared to previous studies that used pooled OLS and panel data method. The results indicate that corporate governance has significant impacts on return on assets (ROA) and excess returns of REITs in Singapore even though REITs are in a highly regulated industry. The results further indicate that individual corporate governance attribute, REIT organization and ownership would influence and discount the value of REITs in Singapore. In addition, the findings also depict that the REIT board of directors would curtail and mitigate related party transactions which have significant impacts on excess return in REITs in Singapore.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
University of Reading Malaysia
ID Code:69796
Publisher:American Real Estate Society

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