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The Canadian REIT guide

A comprehensive reference tool


Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a significant public vehicle for real estate investment in Canada. The 8th edition of Deloitte's REIT guide — originally published in 2002, but updated in 2004 — reflects and comments on the maturity of the REIT structure in the Canadian marketplace. The REIT guide is designed to provide readers with a clear understanding of the way in which a REIT is structured, managed and taxed in Canada. In addition, it examines briefly how this segment of the real estate market is viewed, both in Canada and the United States, and it analyzes the trends.

This 80-page guide is a comprehensive reference tool, covering topics such as:

  • What type of property is most suitable for a REIT?
  • Challenges of converting to a REIT?
  • How will investors receive their returns from REITs?
  • How do you structure a REIT vehicle?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • How is a REIT different from Royalty Trusts and Investment Trusts?
  • What are the different features of US REITs and Canadian REITs?
  • What are the financial reporting considerations?