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Troubled Real Estate Spinoffs

Real estate was a dirty word after the bubble burst in 2008-2009. The belief being that rampant real estate speculation was to blame. Real estate was shunned for a few years, but has started to catch hold again.

Driven by - none other than - low-interest rates. REITs have been a great place to invest. But another part of real estate that's getting hot is the new spinoffs of real estate from established retailers and restaurant chains.

This trend has been growing with the activists looking to score a victory by spinning off the real estate into a REIT and original shareholders receive REIT shares in proportion. The REIT shares can be then sold and a form of dividend or buyback benefit is passed onto the investors without spending a...


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