A real estate investment trust has the power to:

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 10-34-07

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Rule: includes regulation. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49

     1.    Unless the declaration of trust provides otherwise, have perpetual existence unaffected by any rule against perpetuities.

2.    Sue, be sued, complain, and defend in all courts.

3.    Transact its business, carry on its operations, and exercise the powers granted by this title in any state, territory, district, or possession of the United States and in any foreign country.

4.    Make contracts, incur liabilities, and borrow money.

5.    Sell, mortgage, lease, pledge, exchange, convey, transfer, and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its assets.

6.    Issue bonds, notes, and other obligations and secure them by mortgage or deed of trust of all or any part of its assets.

7.    Acquire by purchase or in any other manner and take, receive, own, hold title in the name of the trust, use, employ, improve, encumber, and otherwise deal with any interest in real and personal property, wherever located.

8.    Purchase, take, receive, subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, loan, pledge, or otherwise dispose of and deal in and with:

a.    Securities, shares, and other interests in any obligations of domestic and foreign corporations, other real estate investment trusts, associations, partnerships, and individuals; and

b.    Direct and indirect obligations of the United States, any other government, state, territory, government district, and municipality, and any instrumentality of them.

9.    Elect or appoint trustees, officers, and agents of the trust for the period of time the declaration of trust or bylaws provide, define their duties, and determine their compensation.

10.    Adopt and implement employee and officer benefit plans.

11.    Make and alter bylaws not inconsistent with law or with its declaration of trust to regulate the government of the real estate investment trust and the administration of its affairs.

12.    Exercise these powers, including the power to take, hold, and dispose of the title to property in the name of the trust or in the name of its trustees, without the filing of any bond.

13. Generally exercise the powers set forth in its declaration of trust which are not inconsistent with law and are appropriate to promote and attain the purposes set forth in its declaration of trust.