Current commercial real estate or mortgage investors can use Downs for hedging their portfolio without selling existing assets. When it is difficult or impossible to sell a particular existing asset, but there is still desire to hedge against a market decline, Downs will help.
Anyone looking to increase their exposure to commercial real estate, or particularly to invest in private commercial real estate without owning real property, could use Ups to meet their needs. Foreign investors can access the US real estate market with greater ease by purchasing Ups. Foreign investors required to pay FIRPTA taxes will find Ups attractive since Ups are not subject to FIRPTA taxes.
Our clients are constantly coming up with new uses for duETS. With the addition of future duETS that are sector-specific, the opportunities become even greater.