Global REITs Practice
Public and private REITs have long been a method of securitizing
or simply owning real estate and mortgages. REITs are now operating
globally and investors are using REIT vehicles to invest in local and
international markets. Following the creation of REITs in the United
States many foreign jurisdictions have adopted or are in the process
of adopting REIT comparable legislation, including Australia, Belgium,
France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands,
Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Tokyo and the United Kingdom. We expect
the globalization and securitization of real estate through the REIT
vehicle to continue to expand and evolve.
Baker & McKenzie is the best choice of a legal services provider to
help REIT industry professionals achieve their goals. There are two
Baker & McKenzie’s REIT lawyers have been, and continue to be, at
the forefront of the global REIT expansion. Our work has included the
publication of one of the seminal papers establishing the US UPREIT
tax structure, assisting in the drafting of the French REIT legislation
and representing the first Hong Kong and J-REITs in their formation.
At Baker & McKenzie, our REIT team strives to provide the seamless
service required in the rapidly expanding cross-border nature of REITs.
Baker & McKenzie has always operated as a global firm and has deep
and extensive resources embedded in the majority of jurisdictions
in which our clients wish to do business. We work as an integrated
multi-practice transactional group utilizing the experience of our
corporate, finance, real estate, securities and tax lawyers all around
the globe. What this means to you is that you get the advice and
assistance you need, where you need it.
REIT Industry: Present and Future
The Best Choice in the World of REITs
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