CG norms for REITs and InvITs aligned with equity-listed entity

Kaushal Shah, Executive |

SEBI prescribed format for reporting CG compliance


In order to promote transparency and safeguard the interests of unitholders, SEBI recognizes the importance of streamlined governance practices for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs). With the existence of 5 registered REITs and 21 InvITs, SEBI aims to establish effective mechanisms that ensure the flow of accurate information and provide protection to unitholders. This article explores the significance of streamlined governance practices in the REIT and InvIT sectors, highlighting SEBI’s efforts in fostering transparency and accountability.

Based on various representations received on the applicability of Corporate Governance (‘CG’) norms on ‘REITs and InvITs, SEBI in its Board meeting held on December 20, 2022, approved the introduction of CG-related provisions in SEBI (Real Estate Investment Trust) Regulations, 2014 (‘REITs Regulations’)[1] and SEBI (Infrastructure Investment Trust) Regulations, 2014, (‘InvITs Regulations’)[2] vide notification dated February 14, 2023. SEBI harmonized the requirements with SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015, (‘LODR/ Listing regulations’) in relation to following areas, modified considering the structure of REITs and InvITs:

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