The Latest News:

  • Simon Premium Outlets, a leader in upscale outlet centers, is set to expand its portfolio of properties with a worldwide development pipeline of 6.4 million square feet and $2.5 billion in investments, according to a press release.
  • International growth continues to support the REITs industry, with performance at existing centers exceeding retailer expectations.
  • Congressman Paul Ryan argued that specialized tax structures need to be changed to make the tax system more fair, writes Jeff Boyd for SeekingAlpha.
  • However, Congressman Ryan may be indirectly pointing to potential changes in the favorable REITS structure, so investors should begin to watch any regulatory changes.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.