NAV And Risk: The Case Of REITs

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William Brent
Lynne Kelly
Debby Lindsey
Russell M. Price


REITs, pricing models, NAV, real estate factors


A study is done on Net Asset Value (NAV) of equity REITs from 1993 to 2006. The value (growth) determination of REITs is investigated based on NAV per share as opposed to book value per share since the underlying value of the REITs assets (NAV) drives the trading decision. The NAV to Market ratio (NM) is evaluated as a risk measure when used in a Fama-French and Carhart model setting. We find this measure contributes only 0.10% to the REIT risk premium.


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