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Simon Property Group Inc SPG

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REIT Investors Need Not Worry About the Potential Elimination of the 1031 Exchange

Kevin Brown Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Kevin Brown |

While the Biden administration's proposed elimination of the 1031 exchange to raise tax revenue to fund the American Families Plan has caused concern among many real estate investors, we believe that the impact to U.S. REITs will be very limited. Over the past several years, REITs have disposed of tens of billions in assets each quarter and yet only rarely used a 1031 exchange to avoid capital gains taxes. If REITs pay out 90% of taxable income as dividends to shareholders, they avoid paying any corporate taxes. As a pass-through investment vehicle, the dividends paid by REITs are not considered qualified income like dividends paid by most other companies and thus are usually taxed at the highest tax bracket for each shareholder. However, part of the dividend can be reclassified as capital gains and thus taxed at a significantly lower level. Therefore, if the REIT recognizes capital gains on dispositions, the taxes owed by the shareholder on the dividend payment received from the REIT falls.

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Business Description

Simon Property Group is the second- largest real estate investment trust in the United States. Its portfolio includes an interest in 207 properties: 106 traditional malls, 69 premium outlets, 14 Mills centers (a combination of a traditional mall, outlet center, and big-box retailers), four lifestyle centers, and 14 other retail properties. Simon's portfolio averaged $693 in sales per square foot over the past 12 months. The company also owns a 21% interest in Klepierre, a European retail company with investments in shopping centers in 16 countries, and joint venture interests in 29 premium outlets across 11 countries.

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225 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
T +1 317 636-1600
Sector Real Estate
Industry REIT - Retail
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type Hard Assets
Employees 3,300

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