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Events : An Introduction to Real Estate Investment Trusts – Lawline.com Live Webcast

An Introduction to Real Estate Investment Trusts – Lawline.com Live Webcast

In this program, attorney David Heymann of Meltzer Lippe will explore the origins of real estate investment trusts and their growth in use in real estate investing. He will provide participants with a basic understanding of the rights and restrictions imposed on REITs including the various governance, ownership, income and asset tests to which they are subject. Here, David will also discuss ownership structures commonly used by public and private REITs and the advantages and disadvantages of investing through a REIT.  Topics that will be addressed include:

  • What is a REIT
  • Why were REITs created
  • How do you Qualify as REIT
  • What types of REITs are there
  • How do you form a REIT
  • Ownership limitations
  • Asset limitations
  • What is an UPREIT
  • What is a taxable REIT subsidiary
  • Tax considerations
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