Roadmap for a REIT IPO or conversion for traditional and non-traditional real estate companies

Going public as a REIT or converting to a REIT is a monumental decision.

Since the legislation that first created REITs over 50 years ago, there is no question that much has changed in the world of real estate and real estate finance. REITs continue to expand and flourish in ways which were clearly not contemplated 50 years ago or even a decade ago. In just the last 20 years, the market capitalization of REITs has grown from approximately $44 billion to approximately $816 billion, and will likely continue to grow.

This is where PwC can help. Through our global presence and extensive knowledge of capital markets, we can provide you with the insight you need at every stage.

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Roadmap for a REIT IPO or conversion: your guide to going public or converting to a REIT

We have prepared this guide to help both traditional and non-traditional real estate companies address the IPO and REIT conversion process, including:

  • The process and timeline of an IPO or REIT conversion
  • Preparation of the registration statement
  • Private ruling letters
  • Tax planning, structuring, and ongoing compliance
  • Corporate governance in the public market
  • Accounting and internal controls considerations

Non-traditional REIT transactions: An emerging trend

This free-standing guide is focused exclusively on the unique issues and considerations that REIT transactions face.


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