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"what reasons, whether it's market- or investor-related would make the transition to REIT status attractive to a corporation?"

Tax savings at federal level primarily. Many large corporations are very skilled at washing their taxable income into foreign subsidiaries. Other industries have certain tax advantages.

For a corporation that does not have a method of reducing its federal taxable income via an existing means might try to create one form themselves by becoming a REIT.
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