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Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts 6th ed isbn 9789041169044

Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts 5th ed

Edited by: Stefano Simontacchi, Uwe Stoschek

ISBN13: 9789041161215
New Edition ISBN: 9789041169044
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041147479
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The global listed property sector has been characterized by a variety of noteworthy developments over the recent past, the proliferation of real estate investment trust-type structures in countries around the world key among them.

Despite an uncertain economic environment, REITs have proven their ability to promote institutional real estate investments in global financial markets. This highly practical book features a comprehensive analysis of both the legal and tax underpinnings of REIT-friendly legislation in a variety of the world’s most significant jurisdictions.

With regard to the legal framework, the structure and functioning of a REIT is carefully investigated and explained. In terms of tax issues, the book focuses on such key issues as REIT formation, operation and liquidation; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; as well as planning for public and private REIT offerings and re-securitizations. REITs are inherently complex and their interplay with tax treaties further compounds the complexity.

This highly accessible yet authoritative work is the perfect decision making tool for any professional looking for perspective and guidance on the challenges and opportunities REITs engender.

Subjects:
Banking and Finance
Contents:
Editors.
Contributors.
List of Abbreviations.
Foreword.
General Report. Stefano Simontacchi.

Australia Joshua Cardwell.
Belgium Grégory Jurion, Evelyne Paquet, Marleen Mouton & Maya Van Belleghem.
Brazil Alvaro Taiar Junior & Ana Luiza.
Bulgaria Kamena Valcheva & Ekaterina Aleksova.
Canada Christopher J. Potter, Chris Vangou, David Glicksman & Ken Griffin.
Finland Samuli Makkonen & Laura Peltonen.
France Bruno Lunghi & Philippe Emiel.
Germany Uwe Stoschek & Michael Rinas.
Greece Vassilis Vizas.
Hong Kong Kwok Kay (KK) So & Dilys Cheng.
Hungary Paul Grocott & Gergely Juhász.
Ireland Enda Faughnan & Ilona McElroy.
Italy Fabrizio Acerbis & Daniele Di Michele.
Malaysia Jennifer Chang.
Mexico David Cuellar, Mario Alberto Gutierrez, Karina Perez & Mario Alberto Rocha.
The Netherlands Jeroen Elink Schuurman & Serge de Lange.
Singapore Teo Wee Hwee & Anulekha Samant.
South Africa Craig Miller & Jean Visagie.
South Korea Taejin Park, Jae-dok Lee & Ashley Choi.
Spain Antonio Sánchez, José L. Lucas & Javier Mateos.
Turkey Ersun Bayraktaroglu & Baran Akan.
United Kingdom Robert Walker & Thomas Fitchett.
United States Adam Feuerstein, John Gottfried, Steve Tyler, Kelly Nobis, Stephanie Tran, Philip Sutton, Emily Pillars, David Gerstley, Tom Kirtland & Paul Kolodziej.

Appendix A Tax Treaty Issues Related to REITs.
Appendix B The Granting of Treaty Benefits with Respect to the Income of Collective Investment Vehicles Public Discussion Draft 9 December 2009 to 31 January 2010 Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.