31 Oct '14, 3pm

Power REIT: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Power REIT: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

In 2011, David Lesser was an executive with experience running REITs and a passion for renewable energy looking for his next opportunity. He realized that solar and wind farms produce reliable, long term cash flows, but at the time, there were no publicly traded vehicles for income oriented investors to benefit from these cash flows. He saw the opportunity for a REIT to buy the land underlying wind and solar development, lease it back to the wind and solar operators, and deliver the payments to investors in the form of a sustainable yield. Lesser and his allies saw P&WV as an appropriate vehicle for this, and began buying its stock. In 2011, he became Chairman and CEO, and formed the holding company Power REIT to own P&WV and future renewable energy real estate assets as a publicly listed holding company. The immense appetite that investors have shown for the yeildcos laun...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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