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Report says REIT changes proposed by AR Global would remove investor protections

May 31, 2016

Changes proposed at seven real estate investment trusts controlled by Nicholas Schorsch's AR Global present a “clear and present danger” to their investors by eliminating investor protections, according to a report issued Tuesday by Robert...

Troubled Texas REIT defaults on $35 million loan

May 24, 2016

United Development Funding IV, a troubled Texas real estate investment trust under investigation by the FBI, has defaulted on a $35 million term loan and has suspended its distributions to shareholders. UDF IV, with $684 million in assets, has...

Former AR Global REIT director cries foul over potential merger

May 20, 2016

A former independent director of two nontraded real estate investment trusts controlled by Nicolas Schorsch claims “a manifest conflict of interest” in the potential merger of one of those REITs into a related company. Last month, InvestmentNews...

Troubled Texas REIT claims no fraud after internal investigation

May 18, 2016

UDF IV, a troubled real estate investment trust that had its shares stop trading in February after its offices were raided by the FBI, said on Tuesday that it had conducted an independent investigation of its business and found no evidence of...

Nontraded REIT company Cole Capital on the mend

May 17, 2016

After a disastrous 2015, Cole Capital Corp. has rebounded strongly in a tough market environment and seen more than a fourfold increase in sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts over the first four months of this year. According to...

REITs to get own classification on major indices

May 10, 2016

Coming this August, major market indices will give REITs their own classification called "real estate." REITs currently are bundled inside of “financials." There's a growing consensus that pursuing a CFA instead of an MBA makes more economic...

New tools provide real estate hedging

May 8, 2016

When it comes to financial markets, one of the most common strategies investors use to mitigate risk and make returns more predictable is the hedge. Hedging is essentially making a modest investment in an asset or position that runs counter...

Director leaving two Schorsch nontraded REITs

May 2, 2016

As nearly half-a-dozen Nicholas Schorsch-controlled nontraded real estate investment trusts move to consolidate, the boards of two of those REITs are losing one of their directors. Robert Froehlich, an independent director for two REITs, Realty...

Schorsch's AR Global looking to consolidate $10.5 billion of REITs

April 26, 2016

Nicholas Schorsch's AR Global is attempting to consolidate more than a half dozen real estate investment trusts with almost $10.5 billion in assets, according to two sources with knowledge of the negotiations. Two REITs, American Finance Trust...

How to prepare clients for changes to their BDC and nontraded REIT investments

April 20, 2016

While the Department of Labor's newly unveiled fiduciary rule has dominated industry headlines in recent months, another fresh regulatory shift also has the potential to cause significant upheaval for countless advisers. The Financial Industry...

Investors should look beyond REITs to gain real estate exposure: Jeffrey Kolitch

April 19, 2016

The real estate market, in general, still has plenty of potential for growth, but investors should start thinking beyond just real estate investment trusts to gain exposure. “Given where we are right now in the cycle, we advocate a broader...

New broker-dealer hires Realty Capital wholesalers to push into REIT market

April 19, 2016

S2K Financial, a new broker-dealer that plans on wholesaling nontraded real estate investment trusts to independent broker-dealers and their advisers, has hired 11 former Realty Capital Securities wholesalers and employees to round out its staff...

Finra's REIT rule to raise transparency on prices takes effect

April 11, 2016

Independent broker-dealers on Monday began to adjust to a revised industry rule intended to give investors a clearer picture of what they are paying for investments: a change to customer account statements regarding the value of illiquid investments...

A DOL fiduciary rule everyone can live with

April 10, 2016

For months, the Labor Department has been assuring members of the financial advice industry and other interested parties that it was listening to them and carefully considering the thousands of comment letters it received about its proposed...

DOL fiduciary rule a big win for nontraded REITs

April 6, 2016

Executives in the $10-billion-a-year nontraded real estate investment trust industry likely were doing handstands Wednesday morning after the Department of Labor released its streamlined final version of a regulation that would raise investment...

Broker-dealers that sold UDF REITs to face investor claims

February 24, 2016

Independent broker-dealers that sold the distressed series of UDF real estate investment trusts could soon be facing arbitration claims from angry investors, according to Alan Rosca, a plaintiff's attorney. The firms that have been most prominent...

Texas REIT subpoenaed after FBI raid

February 22, 2016

Management of distressed real estate investment trust United Development Funding IV — which a hedge fund claims is no more than a Ponzi scheme — has been subpoenaed to hand over company documents to a grand jury. The FBI last Thursday raided...

FBI raids offices of Texas REIT

February 18, 2016

The FBI on Thursday raided the suburban Dallas offices of a publicly traded real estate investment trust, United Development Funding IV. The firm, which also manages nontraded REITs, has seen its stock price fall 81% in the past two months after...

Small B-D's clients overly concentrated in illiquid alts: Finra

February 16, 2016

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. last week filed a complaint against a small broker-dealer that allegedly generated almost 95% of its revenue from the sale of nontraded real estate investment trusts and other illiquid investments....

Dislocations give alt funds a chance to shine

February 14, 2016

Stock market volatility that has been giving investors and financial advisers so much angst over the past several weeks is having an entirely different effect on those who subscribe to the virtues of alternative-strategy mutual funds. While...

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