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Subject:  Re: Everybody wants to be a REIT Date:  4/22/2013  2:04 PM
Author:  theHedgehog Number:  74164 of 77502

Brucedoe: "And if you don't have taxable earnings (like say, GE) why become a REIT?"

Does becoming a REIT imply anything about the growth potential of a company's market sector, or in fact the company itself? IOW, what reasons, whether it's market- or investor-related would make the transition to REIT status attractive to a corporation?
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