AIFC as the New Jurisdiction for REITs

AIFC as the New Jurisdiction for REITs

AIFC offers an opportunity to structure a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) which is a fund structure that owns, operates or finances income-generating real estate. The AIFC's legislative framework governing REITs prescribes a number of specific and clear requirements pertaining to the activities, assets-under-management and profit distribution of such funds. The sophisticated regulation of REITs in the AIFC thus sets clear 'rules of the game' and provides comfort, convenience and protection to all investors, including retail clients, who wish to invest in large-scale, income-producing real estate assets.

Arsen Amanbayev

a.amanbayev@aifc.kz