Title: Dimensional analysis of real estate portfolio selection methods

Authors: Kenneth David Strang

Addresses: State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, USA; University of Phoenix, APPC Research, Market St., 2007 NSW, Australia

Abstract: This study explores the portfolio selection methods that property managers utilise for managing real estate investments during an economic recovery cycle. Knowing more about portfolio selection methods is especially relevant for property project managers and investors given today's financial uncertainties. To explore these issues, the researcher analysed the methods property managers applied for buy-sell decision making of residential and commercial rental properties. Data were collected from a random sample of licensed real property project managers in the USA. A concurrent embedded mixed-method research strategy was applied to integrate quantitative and qualitative survey data (describing the portfolio selection method). Correspondence analysis produced a statistically significant symmetric model partitioned by five methodology attributes and six investment categories.

Keywords: portfolio selection; portfolio management; decision making; property project management; real estate property; mixed methods; survey; correspondence analysis; economic recovery; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2014.063069

Global Business and Economics Review, 2014 Vol.16 No.3, pp.269 - 295

Received: 12 Oct 2012
Accepted: 31 Jan 2013

Published online: 29 Jul 2014 *

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