The second quarter V&E REIT Series presentation explored the types of infrastructure assets that can qualify as real property for purposes of the REIT requirements.

The panel addressed the pros and cons of the REIT structure vs. the MLP structure and how infrastructure assets are owned, operated and leased within those two structures. Finally, the panelists discussed the recent FERC announcement reversing its policy of allowing MLPs to recover an income tax allowance in cost-of-service rates and the extent to which a REIT might make sense as an alternative to an MLP in light of that announcement.

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