Baker & McKenzie's dedicated Real Estate Investment Trusts practice group advises sponsors, underwriters and cornerstone investors on structuring, establishing and listing REITs and similar investment vehicles in Australia and across the globe.
We have been advising substantial REITs in Australia for more than 20 years and are at the forefront of ground-breaking REIT transactions in Asia. Our practice has been engaged in multi-million dollar transactions that include structuring, establishing and listing REITs and other real estate financing instruments.
We offer tailored tax advice including corporate legal and tax assistance for the formation of a REIT, stamp duty structuring for investments in REITs, tax optimisation of REIT income, and legal and tax assistance within the framework of real estate acquisitions performed by a REIT.
In addition to assisting our clients in portfolio management, our team are experienced advisers in REIT financing and listing, including legal assistance in stock market regulations, debt capital raising, drafting and negotiating asset management agreements and due diligence investigations and reports.
Our REITs practice in Australia works closely with our Commercial Real Estate and Financial Services & Structured Transactions practice groups. As a part of our integrated global platform, we provide our clients with a seamless service to the expanding cross-border nature of REITs.