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Real estate investment funds: Comparative analysis of REITS in the UK and in Germany and their potential impact on the social housing markets in both countries

Jensen, L; (2007) Real estate investment funds: Comparative analysis of REITS in the UK and in Germany and their potential impact on the social housing markets in both countries. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the relation between the investment vehicle 'Real Estate Investment Trust' (REIT) and the social housing market in the UK and in Germany. REITs have only recently been introduced to both countries and their introduction raised quite different perceptions in relation to the consequences on social housing. While the British government seems to welcome REITs as a potential method to increase the level of housing supply in general and the supply of affordable housing in particular, the German government seem to anticipate negative impacts of REITs on the social housing sector and thus excluded all existing housing from REITs. These perceptions frame the initial point of this thesis, which subsequently attempts to analyse them in relation to the objectives of an investment vehicle such as the REIT on the one hand, and the needs of the social and affordable housing sector on the other. Finally it discusses if these objectives are compatible or mutually exclusive.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Real estate investment funds: Comparative analysis of REITS in the UK and in Germany and their potential impact on the social housing markets in both countries
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Third party copyright material has been removed from the ethesis. Images identifying individuals have been redacted or partially redacted to protect their identity.
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Planning
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569729
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