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Significant Regulatory Innovations for REITs in Belgium

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Belgium's Law of October 22, 2017, modifies the REIT Regime by broadening the scope of REIT activities and relaxing the country's existing regulatory framework for REITs. The Result: The real estate sector...more

Strategic Alternatives for Real Estate Portfolios, Part IV – Sale of the Portfolio

by King & Spalding on

This is the fourth piece in a five-month series of REIT Advisor that provides a high-level overview of the advantages and disadvantages of individual strategic alternatives for private real estate portfolios. This month’s...more

Early Takeaways for REITs from Tax Reform Season

by King & Spalding on

After months of being communicated through vague frameworks and political talking points, Republican tax reform proposals have finally been unveiled in legislative language. Earlier this month, H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs...more

House of Representatives Passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1); Senate Finance Committee Approves Modified Version; Comparison...

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) (the “House bill”). The House bill is identical to the draft bill approved by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 10. Late...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Fresh off news of decreased SEC enforcement in the past year and the outgoing FDIC chief’s concerns about weakening regs, we’ve got word that the OCC is dialing back its regulatory bent in an effort to return to its “natural...more

Rating Agency Developments

On November 8, 2017, Fitch updated its ratings criteria for U.S. grant anticipation revenue vehicles (GARVEE) bonds. Report. On November 8, 2017, DBRS updated its ratings methodology for Canadian Residential Mortgages,...more

The Impact on Financing Transactions if the House’s “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Passes

On November 2, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced a tax bill entitled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“H.R. 1”), and later proposed amendments to the bill on November 3, November 6, and...more

The Impact on Taxation of PassThroughs if House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Passes

On November 2, 2017, the House of Representatives (the "House") introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("H.R.1"). This bill, if passed, would make fundamental changes in the taxation of businesses operated in pass-through form....more

Carried Interest and Other Tax Reform Highlights for Investment Funds and Asset Managers

• Significant corporate and potential individual tax rate reductions and a 25% individual tax rate on certain “qualified business income” would be introduced (although many fund investors and sponsors would not be eligible...more

Senior Housing Transactions in 2017

by Williams Mullen on

Through the first three quarters of 2017, the market has continued to see steady deal flow in senior housing, with some sluggishness over the summer months. The dollar value of senior housing transactions for the first half...more

House of Representatives Releases First Draft of Tax Reform Bill

by Jones Day on

The Situation: On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released its first draft of much-anticipated comprehensive U.S. tax reform legislation as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Chairman Brady’s markup of the bill...more

Trends in Tenant Leasing Positions

by King & Spalding on

Recent statistics indicate that tenants are asking for more from landlords in a variety of different asset classes, and most landlords are left with having to say yes. The leverage in lease negotiations appears to have...more

Strategic Alternatives for Real Estate Portfolios Part III – Initial Public Offering (IPO) Transactions

by King & Spalding on

The review of strategic alternatives can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned executives and directors of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts. This is particularly true in today’s real estate...more

Preparing REITs for Shareholder Activists

by King & Spalding on

Hostile public company investors routinely garner headline coverage in media outlets like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal by engaging in aggressive tactics with public companies – a strategy typically referred...more

Main tax aspects of the coalition agreement 2017 - 2021 for business community

by Dentons on

The new Dutch government was officially installed on 26 October 2017. Hereafter we will discuss the main tax aspects of the coalition agreement for the business community....more

What REITs Need to Know About the New Partnership Audit Rules

by Goodwin on

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 fundamentally changes the rules and procedures governing IRS audits of partnerships for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. These new rules are contained in new Sections...more

Treasury Report Proposes Substantial Revisions to Controversial Tax Regulations

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Last week, on October 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) delivered a report to President Trump that proposes substantial revisions to eight sets of controversial U.S. federal income tax regulations...more

Reminder: Equity Compensation May Require HSR Filings For Executives Of REITs Or Other Companies

by Goodwin on

Common equity-based compensation-related transactions, such as restricted stock grants, settlement of restricted stock units (RSUs), exchange of operating partnership units (OP units) and option exercises, may trigger filing...more

Potential Help for Cash-Strapped RICs and REITs - Tax Update Volume 2017, Issue 5

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Recently, the IRS provided a method for publicly offered real estate investment trusts (REITs) and publicly offered registered investment companies (RICs) to fulfill their distribution requirements while distributing stock as...more

Treasury To Repeal/Revise 8 Burdensome Regs

As previously discussed, the IRS and Treasury identified in July eight Obama era tax regulations that are burdensome on taxpayers. The next step for Treasury was to determine what to do with these regulations, and today we...more

REIT Implications of the New “Big Six” Tax Reform Framework

by King & Spalding on

On September 27, the Trump administration and the Republican leadership in the House and Senate released a document called the “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” (the “Framework”), which lays out the core...more

Considerations on Insurance Recovery for Property Damage and Business Interruption Losses for REITs

by King & Spalding on

The peak of hurricane season passed on September 10, but the threat of tropical cyclones remains and will continue through the November 30 end of the Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricanes pose a particular threat to REITs...more

Strategic Alternatives for Real Estate Portfolios Part II - Repositioning of the Portfolio

by King & Spalding on

The review of strategic alternatives can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned executives and directors of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts. This is particularly true in today’s real estate...more

IRS Expands Scope of Spin-Off Private Letter Rulings in 18-Month Pilot Program

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 21, 2017, the IRS announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-52 (the “Pilot Program Rev. Proc.”) that it is expanding the scope of spin-off private letter ruling requests that it will consider. The pilot program is...more

Strategic Alternatives for Real Estate Portfolios - Part I - Conversion to Open-End Vehicles

by King & Spalding on

The review of strategic alternatives can be a daunting task even for the most seasoned executives and directors of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts. This is particularly true in today’s real estate...more

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