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REIT Governance, and Activism

Recorded on: Jan. 22, 2018
Running Time: 00:59:26

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Taken from the Web Program Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018 Recorded January 2018 in New York

REIT Governance, and Activism [00:59:26]
  • Invoking  Maryland Unsolicited Takeover Act provisions and the opt-in / opt-out decision
  • What is “good corporate governance” in the REIT industry?
  • Will activists play an even greater role in public REITs?   Will proxy advisory firms?
  • Shareholder engagement in the REIT space
  • ISS and proxy voting policies regarding bylaw and charter amendments
  • Board diversity at public REITs
  • Ownership limitation provisions – do they serve as anti-takeover devices?
  • Maryland General Corporation Law vs. other jurisdictions

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  • 2017 U.S. Commercial Real Estate Outlook: The Impact of U.S. Tax Reform (April 2017)
    Stuart Barr
Lauren Goldberg ~ VEREIT, Inc
Gage Johnson ~ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Paramount Group
Thomas J Leanse ~ Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Macerich
Paula C. Maggio ~ EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, Retail Properties of America, Inc.
Sabastian V Niles ~ Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
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