May 26, 2021
An indirect investment by a REIT was previously limited to the REIT investing through a shareholding structure of a company which had a freehold or leasehold right over real estate. This was in accordance with the Notification of the Capital Market Supervisory Board No. Tor Jor. 49/2555. Re: Issuance and Offer for Sale regarding Units of Real Estate Investment Trust (“Tor Jor. 49/2555”). Recent Notifications of the Capital Market Supervisory Board(“CMS”) and the Office of Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) (“Notifications”) have expanded the scope of permissible indirect investment by REITs. REITs may now indirectly invest in real estate by investing in other Trusts established under Thai law or Foreign law (“Trusts”) in addition to investing through a shareholding structure of a company. If a REIT makes an indirect investment in real estate through a Trust, the Notifications do not require the REIT to nominate a person to act as a director of the Trusts as would be the case for a REIT that investing through a shareholding structure of a company. However, the Notifications still require certain mechanisms to ensure that the REIT will have sufficient control over the real estate even if a director will not be appointed to the Trusts. A fundamental requirement of the Notification is that the REIT Manager demonstrates that it has in place supervisory mechanisms for the Trusts over key operational matters. In addition, appropriate approvals from the board of directors of the REIT Manager or the unit holders of the REIT must be required (as applicable) prior to carrying out such key operational matters. The key operational matters of the...
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