REITs in 2013 and Beyond
Despite the highly volatile market in 2012, the REIT market continues to look like an avenue for investments in 2013 and beyond. It is therefore essential that industry watchers, investment consultants/advisors, financial analysts, REAL ESTATE AND REITs attorneys and other interested professionals should be “in the know” with respect to this important topic to help their clients capitalize on this strong market segment.
This live webcast will cover the most relevant substantive legal topics with respect to REITs including:
- Up to the minute regulatory updates
- Benefits of owning real estate in a REIT vehicle
- REITs based upon asset classes and current trend analysis
- Opinions on where the REIT market is heading
- And much more!
- Overview of the different types of REIT structures (private, publicly registered, non-traded and publicly traded) as well as the benefits of REIT structure versus other types of organizational structures for real estate investing (Debbie to lead discussion)
- Discussion of different types of REITs – equity and mortgage as well as types of properties: retail, hotel, office, multi-family (Ken to lead discussion)
- Insurance issues (Brian to lead discussion)
- 40 Act issues (Ken to lead discussion)
- Advisors Act issues (Debbie to lead discussion)
- Economic/market issues (Brian to lead discussion)
- Tax issues (Ken to lead discussion)
Who Should Attend:
- Real Estate, Investment and Related Attorneys
- REITS – Legal & Senior Executives
- Investment Advisors
Deborah S. Froling is a member of Arent Fox LLP’s Corporate/Securities and Real Estate Practices in the Washington, DC office. She has extensive experience in public and private offerings of debt, equity and convertible securities as both issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel primarily for real estate companies, including REITs. Deborah has closed public and private debt and equity offerings, primarily for REITs, tenant in common syndications, other real estate companies as well as equipment leasing, oil and gas and business development companies. She has also worked with public and private company clients providing general corporate counseling and advising on periodic and annual reporting and other SEC disclosure requirements. She is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Investment Program Association, the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law, serving on the board of the Real Estate Investment Securities Association and is President-elect of the National Association of Women Lawyers.
Deborah S. Froling is a member of Arent Fox LLP’s Corporate/Securities and Real Estate Practices in the Washington, DC office. …
Ken Betts concentrates on corporate and securities law. He represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Mr. Betts assists public companies in the preparation of periodic reports and proxy statements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Mr. Betts focuses his practice on representing real estate investment trust (REITs) and has over 15 years of experience in structuring listed and nontraded public offerings, UPREIT and DownReit acquisitions and REIT mergers. He also represents companies in mergers and acquisitions, including stock and asset transactions, exchange offers, and tender offers. In addition, Mr. Betts represents companies in connection with the negotiation and structuring of joint venture, partnership, and other general business arrangements.
Ken Betts concentrates on corporate and securities law. He represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt …
Brian is an Executive Vice President and Director of Willis’ Real Estate and Hotel Practice Group. With more than 15 years’ experience focusing on insurance for commercial real estate and hotel owners, he teaches at St. John University’s School of Risk Management and is a frequent speaker at sector conferences. He blogs about real estate risks, including environmental exposures, health care and workers’ compensation, security issues and liability.
Brian is an Executive Vice President and Director of Willis’ Real Estate and Hotel Practice Group. With more than 15 …
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