Risk-return analysis of sector the Malaysian residential property sector / Ting Kien Hwa and Mohd Salim Jasiman

Ting, Kien Hwa and Jasiman, Mohd Salim (2004) Risk-return analysis of sector the Malaysian residential property sector / Ting Kien Hwa and Mohd Salim Jasiman. Built Environment Journal (BEJ) (1). pp. 32-48. ISSN 1675-5022

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This paper examines the performance of Malaysian residential property sectors between 1989 - 2001, focusing on risk-return, comparison of residential risk-adjusted performance with equity investments, and identification of risk reduction benefits through portfolio diversification. Performance of residential properties is compared on a risk-adjusted basis with shares. In addition a further analysis is carried out to identify the risk reduction benefits of adding properties to an investment portfolio through diversification. The results show that in terms of residential property type, detached houses provide higher capital appreciation compared to other forms of housing. But the higher returns are associated with higher risks. The best states to invest in residential properties are Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. In terms of regions, investment performance is highest in Johor Bahru followed by Penang Island and Klang Valley. On an inter-asset comparison basis, the best risk-adjusted performance comes from detached and semi-detached houses in Kuala Lumpur which have outperformed shares represented by the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index. For individual investors, the better direct residential property performance over shares clearly identifies the residential property sector as a comparatively attractive investment option. In conclusion, Malaysian residential properties in selected states and by types have performed well and individual investors could enjoy considerable risk reduction by incorporating residential properties in their investment portfolios.


Item Type: Article
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Ting, Kien Hwa
Jasiman, Mohd Salim
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Land use > Real estate business. Real property > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
ISSN: 1675-5022
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 32-48
Keywords: Risk-Return Analysis, Residential Property
Date: 2004
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/5962
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