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The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on REITS, How to Navigate the 2009 Credit Crunch, & Today's Economic Realities

Jersey City, NJ, March 12, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, a service of The Knowledge Group, LLC, and the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast on REITS, How to Navigate The 2009 Credit Crunch, & Today's Economic Realities. This two-hour event is scheduled on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 12:00 NN to 2:00 PM (ET – New York).

The rules governing real estate investments trusts or REITS have changed considerably over the past year, following the American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 (also known as the Housing Act). A thorough understanding of these provisions can, in turn, positively impact your clients’ overall investment picture and bottomline success.

In response to the Housing Act, The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of industry experts and regulators for a two-hour Live webcast. The instructive webcast will cover new amendments affecting the REIT gross income tests (including issues of foreign currency gain, interest rate changes, currency fluctuations, and qualifying income), asset tests, healthcare REITS and the issue of qualified lodging facilities, effective dates and more.

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Michael E. Straneva, Partner and Co-leader, Real Estate Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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