Competitive advantage from operational corporate real estate disposals

    Antti Louko Affiliation


The large‐scale operational corporate real estate disposals, which have lately become more and more common in Europe, can create many benefits to corporations. Firstly, the corporations can get an immediate capital injection without additional external financing to support growth or to better capital structure. Secondly, corporations can in the best case obtain more property industry knowledge, economies of scale, tax advantages and increased flexibility through property disposals. However, it is also important to notice that sometimes the best expert is an internal property manager and that large corporate real estate deals can be slow and costly to structure. Furthermore, if the outsourcing is not planned well, agency problems and inflexibility could arise. In addition, off‐balance sheet financing is becoming more difficult due to changes in accounting rules. In all, it is crucial to have a solid property strategy that supports the overall business goal before structuring large‐scale disposals.

First Published online: 18 Oct 2010

Keyword : Corporate real estate, Sale and leaseback, Disposal, Advantage, Value

How to Cite
Louko, A. (2004). Competitive advantage from operational corporate real estate disposals. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 8(1), 11-24.
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Mar 31, 2004
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