Real Estate Investment Banker Reflects on Tax Reform, IPO Market

Mark Decker Sr., vice chairman at BMO Capital Markets, joined for a video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Decker previously served as NAREIT president, and was at the helm of the association when the 1986 Tax Reform Act was passed.

Decker remarked that at the time of passage, the REIT model was not very well known, nor well-established.


Tax Reform Unlikely if Republicans Lose White House, Kies Says

Ken Kies, managing director of the Federal Policy Group, LLC, joined for a video interview at REITWise 2016: NAREIT’s Law, Accounting and Finance Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

Federal Policy Group advises clients on tax policy matters before Congress, the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the OECD. Kies previously served as the chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.