Keppel-KBS US REIT's Westmoor Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Keppel-KBS US REIT)

Amid recently announced changes that have effectively reformed the United States Internal Revenue Code, two Singapore-listed REITs that focus on US properties have announced certain changes to its capital structure.

One of the effects of the recent changes, which takes effect generally from 1 January 2018, is the deductibility of certain interest expense for taxable years beginning after 31 December 2017.

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By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.