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Should REITs use the new U.S. tax law as an incentive to abandon their tax-free structure to satisfy capital needs, or is it best to stick with a status that provides entry to a special set of investors?  According to this article, Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund portfolio managers Jason Wolf and Ryan Dobratz argue in a letter that “some U.S. REITs should consider converting to a regular corporation, known as a C corp, to ‘maximize the value for shareholders over the long term.’”  Leadership of REITs often turn to us when looking for executives to their teams.  For more information on our executive search services in real estate and financial services, contact 20/20 Foresight at www.2020-4.com or 646-873-6890.

Under New Tax Law the Question Is, To Be or Not to Be a REIT?