Investors Real Estate Trust CEO Says Oil Prices Not Impacting REIT

Tim Mihalik, president and CEO of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET), joined for a CEO Spotlight video interview during REITWeek 2015: NAREIT’s Investor Forum, held in New York.

Investors Real Estate Trust operates a diversified portfolio of properties in the multifamily, office, health care, retail and industrial sectors. Its properties are located throughout 12 states in the Midwest.


PwC Partner Highlights State Tax Issues Impacting REITs

Sam Melehani, partner at PwC, joined for a video interview during REITWise 2015: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference held in Phoenix.

Melehani commented on two recent developments at the state level regarding the taxation of REITs. First, he noted that proposed legislation in Hawaii to abolish the dividends paid deduction for REITs has been deferred, pending further study.  “Hopefully they’ll decide that there’s a lot more benefit to the REIT than that they get a dividends paid deduction,” he said.

Sam Melahani