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These excerpts taken from the MAA 10-K filed Feb 25, 2009.

Complying with REIT requirements may cause us to forgo otherwise attractive opportunities or engage in marginal investment opportunities.

     To qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, we must continually satisfy tests concerning, among other things, the sources of income, the nature and diversification of assets, the amounts distributed to shareholders and the ownership of our stock. In order to meet these tests, we may be required to forgo attractive business or investment opportunities or engage in marginal investment opportunities. Thus, compliance with the REIT requirements may hinder our ability to operate solely on the basis of maximizing profits.

Complying with REIT requirements may
cause us to forgo otherwise attractive opportunities or engage in marginal
investment opportunities.


    
To qualify as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, we must continually
satisfy tests concerning, among other things, the sources of income, the nature
and diversification of assets, the amounts distributed to shareholders and the
ownership of our stock. In order to meet these tests, we may be required to
forgo attractive business or investment opportunities or engage in marginal
investment opportunities. Thus, compliance with the REIT requirements may hinder
our ability to operate solely on the basis of maximizing profits.


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10-K (2 sections)
Feb 25, 2009
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