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Subject:  Re: Everybody wants to be a REIT Date:  4/22/2013  2:05 PM
Author:  katinga Number:  74165 of 83800

Of course the hooker in becoming a REIT is that you have to distribute 90% of your taxable earnings. It at least used to be that many corporations didn't like that. And if you don't have taxable earnings (like say, GE) why become a REIT?

The public likes REITs and MLPs.

This means that the IPO becomes very lucrative.

Prior shareholders benefit.
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