Technical Note | HBS Case Collection | August 2007 (Revised April 2012)

Technical Note on Financial Leverage in Real Estate

by Charles F. Wu and Arthur I Segel


Demonstrates the accelerating impact of leverage on returns under differing scenarios of property performance. The performance scenarios represent two points in time: the inception of the investment and the liquidation.

Keywords: Property; Investment; Real Estate Industry;


Wu, Charles F., and Arthur I Segel. "Technical Note on Financial Leverage in Real Estate." Harvard Business School Technical Note 208-041, August 2007. (Revised April 2012.)