Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts

Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts

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Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts will feature a comprehensive analysis of both the legal and tax underpinnings of REIT-friendly legislation in the world's most significant national jurisdictions. With regard to the legal framework, the structure and functioning of a REIT will be thoroughly investigated. In particular, the issue of whether a REIT is a special vehicle regulated as such by national legislation or, instead, any company vehicle may qualify as a real estate investment fund so long as its activity is limited to effecting and managing real estate investments - whether they are direct or indirect - will be addressed. Issues such as the amount of indebtedness, types of investments permitted, and the like will be carefully examined. In regard to European jurisdictions, the implications of the directives impacting Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities will be accorded particular consideration. In terms of tax issues, the work will focus inter alia on REIT formation, operation and liquidation; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; as well as planning for public and private REIT offerings and re-securitizations.As a result, it is not common for REITs to own Singapore properties through a Singapore SPV. ... refers to GST incurred by a REIT on its expenses such as management fees, statutory audit and tax fees, property maintenance expenses, etc.

Title:Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts
Author:Stefano Simontacchi, Uwe Stoschek
Publisher:Kluwer Law International - 2009-11-01


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