REITsReal Estate Investment Trusts

With the REITs segment, Deutsche Börse AG offers a listing segment for shares issued by public limited real estate companies with special tax status (REIT). The REITs segment offers companies increased visibility and investor attention.

REITs are all German public limited companies (“Aktiengesellschaften”) which fulfil the requirements of the Act relating to German Public Limited Property companies with listed shares (German REIT Act). In addition, all foreign companies are considered to be REITs which have a comparable legal status.

Participating in the REITs segment is possible for all shares issued by REITs which have been admitted to trading in the Regulated Market (Prime Standard or General Standard) or included in Open Market (Quotation Board) of Deutsche Börse AG (DBAG). Participation has to be applied for in writing provided the issuer’s shares have been admitted to trading in Regulated Market or included in Quotation Board. Participation takes place on the basis of an agreement with DBAG. Participation in the segment is free of charge.

Fundamental prerequisites for participation and follow-up participation obligations

  • Application in writing for participation submitted by the issuer or Applying Participant
  • Evidence of REIT status
  • Immediate notification of DBAG in case the REIT status ceased to exist.