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Nicholas Schorsch's AR Global to merge two REITs

August 8, 2016

In a widely expected move, two real estate investment trusts controlled by Nicholas Schorsch's AR Global said Monday they planned to merge. Global Net Lease Inc., a publicly listed REIT with $2.5 billion in assets, said it had agreed to acquire...

REIT ETFs trouncing stocks thanks to low interest rates and flight to passive investing

July 21, 2016

Record-low interest rates, combined with growing turmoil across the global financial markets, has played right into the hands of exchange-traded funds that invest in REITs. Real estate investment trust ETFs picked up $4.9 billion year-to-date...

REIT with a twist — and a high commission — is new darling of independent brokers-dealers

July 14, 2016

There's a new kind of REIT in town and it's the brainchild of John Williams, the former chairman and CEO of Post Properties Inc., a multi-family real estate company he founded in 1971 that evolved into a nontraded real estate investment trust....

Dividend cuts possible at AR Global REITs, analysts say

July 11, 2016

Investors in a number of AR Global-sponsored real estate investment trusts face the potential danger of a cut in distributions, according to industry analysts and consultants. The culprit is a REIT cash flow metric known as MFFO — or modified...

SEC fines WFG Advisors $100,000 for overcharging clients in alternative investments

June 29, 2016

WFG Advisors, the registered investment advisory arm of Williams Finance Group, will pay a $100,000 penalty for overcharging clients, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. From January 2011 through August 2013 the firm overcharged...

Massachusetts regulator William Galvin fines seven firms $238,000 for role in Realty Capital proxy fraud

June 22, 2016

In a follow-up to last year's investigation that found the now-defunct Realty Capital Securities had committed proxy fraud, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Galvin has fined seven broker-dealers a total of $238,000 for...

The real reason Trump won't reveal his tax returns

June 7, 2016

The real reason The Donald won't reveal his tax returns might surprise you. It comes down to two words: Real estate. Janet Yellen says the Fed will eventually raise rates, but that's all you get at this point. Confused yet? Four ways to not...

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...

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