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Even as the real estate watchers continue to monitor signs of industry recovery, tech companies with large real estate assets are increasingly turning to a REIT structure to reduce their tax burden. It’s good news for investors too, as REITs are required to distribute a minimum of 90% of profits as dividends.

Recent news that data center operator Equinix (clients include Salesforce), converted to a REIT structure, continued the trend. And Reuters reports that Google and Facebook are looking at REIT status for 2015.