The REIT and Real Estate: What Lies Ahead in 2018 and Beyond
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and commercial real estate in the US continue to confront a number of important issues in 2017. These include the risks of a downturn in the real estate markets, potential impact of the Trump Administration to the economy and real estate investment market, regulatory changes resulting to greater compliance costs, environmental issues particularly climate change, and other trends disrupting the real estate marketplace. With the challenges accompanying these issues, it is critical for real estate companies to reinvent their strategies to prepare and respond to the changes in the REITs and real estate environment.
In this LIVE Webcast, a distinguished professional will help the audience understand the recent and emerging trends and other important issues affecting US real estate in 2017 and beyond. The speaker will also provide an in-depth discussion of the key factors driving these trends and issues and how companies can gain competitive advantage amidst the changing landscape of real estate.
Key topics include:
- Economic Outlook
- Trends in the Capital Markets: REITs
- Impact of Social and Geopolitical Trends
- Regulatory Outlook: Under the Trump Administration
- Climate Change and Real Estate
- Markets to Watch
- Reinventing Your Strategies
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- New Tax Reform Act: Discussion of Potential Impact on REITs and Real Estate Generally
- New Tax Reform Act: Discussion of Changes Relevant to REITs and Real Estate Businesses
- New Tax Reform Act: Discussion of Changes Relevant to U.S. and Foreign Investors in REITs and Real Estate Businesses
- Markets to Watch: General Trends in the Market [Note: To include potential impact of new legislation]
- Reinventing Your Strategies: Considerations for 2018 and Beyond [Note: To address, among other items, strategies in response to the new legislation]
- The different types of REITs.
- How the different types of REITs can be used.
- The marketplace for different types of REITs.
- The security's concerns when issuing shares in REITs.
- What is an Up-REIT and how it works.
Who Should Attend:
- Real Estate and Tax Attorneys
- Managers and Sponsors of REITs and Real Estate Funds
- Foreign Investors
- CPAs and other Tax Advisors and Preparers
- Public and Private Companies
- Other Related / Interested Professionals
Mr. Napoli is co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office. He practices in the areas of federal, state and local taxation and co-chairs the firm’s national Tax practice group. He represents both public and private clients and regularly advises clients on tax issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, restructurings, consolidations, financing, real estate (including REITs), tax free like kind 1031 exchanges, subchapter S corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies. Mr. Napoli has been instrumental in structuring numerous tax-efficient real estate transactions, including the formation, operation and liquidation of REITs and UPREITs. Mr. Napoli also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, United States Tax Court, and various state and local authorities on a variety of controversy matters. He frequently writes and lectures in his areas of practice. Mr. Napoli has an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell, has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–NY Metro every year since 2006, and in 2011, was named to the NACD Directorship’s “Directorship 100” list of “people to watch” in corporate America.
Mr. Napoli is co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office. He practices in the areas of federal, state and …
With more than 30 years of experience in highly technical securities and tax transactions, Mr. Steinhause has structured securities offerings for a wide variety of significant clients across the country, acting as lead counsel on several billion dollars of fund, debt, real estate investment trust (REIT) Delaware statutory trust (DST), tenant in common (TIC), and other offerings. He has represented both sponsors and institutional investors in a variety of deal structures, including publicly registered transactions, private placements and institutional funds. His experience also includes structuring lending transactions and loan workouts for borrowers particularly involving TICs, REITs and DSTs. Mr. Steinhause structured REITs in sectors including multi-family, retail and commercial roll-ups.
With more than 30 years of experience in highly technical securities and tax transactions, Mr. Steinhause has structured securities offerings …
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The Real Estate Capital Markets group of DLA Piper builds creative solutions for your business needs. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures the involvement of skilled practitioners to address the complexities of real estate securities. Our group’s experience acting as lead counsel on fund, REIT, DST, TIC and debt offerings, gives our clients an edge in capital markets transactions.