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Pimco minus Bill Gross equals outflows

September 9, 2015

Pimco finds itself in choppy waters without Bill Gross at the helm. Investors continue to hit the bricks Portfolio safety is a relative concept. If some diversification is good, would more diversification be better? The mortgage market is losing...

The next REIT privatization wave is underway

September 8, 2015

The swelling gap between public and private valuations is making REITs a sweet target. A treasure trove of properties Taking a swipe at liquid alternative investments is always fair. But blaming the current market environment on the category...

Hotels owned by Schorsch's nontraded REIT found to be in disrepair

August 18, 2015

Nicholas Schorsch's nontraded real estate investment trust empire is in disarray. Now, some of the hotels in an ARC REIT he controls are also in disrepair. The hotels in question are owned by American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust Inc., which...

Schorsch and ARCP/Vereit in legal fight for millions

August 13, 2015

Nicholas Schorsch is squaring off with the giant real estate investment trust he formerly controlled, the recently rechristened Vereit Inc., in a dispute over $126.7 million. And that multi-million-dollar squabble is running parallel to potential...

Guggenheim adds real estate to its smart beta lineup

August 13, 2015

Guggenheim Investments is staking its claim to the S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate Index with a smart beta ETF that tracks the two-month-old sector benchmark. The Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate ETF (EWRE), is the firm's 15th equal-weighted...

When looking to preserve clients' capital, consider alternatives

August 4, 2015

I have written that investors should consider new products through the lens of the three primary colors of portfolio construction: capital preservation, income and growth. Most investor goals and objectives can be achieved through some combination...

MLPs yield headaches for advisers who bought them for income

July 22, 2015

Energy-infrastructure partnerships, which had been a successful approach for advisers to deliver rich yields to income-starved clients with fewer tax consequences, have decidedly fallen into what some call a bear market. Despite yields often...

Royal Alliance to pay $1.4 million over nontraded REIT, VA sales

July 16, 2015

Royal Alliance Associates Inc., one of four subsidiary broker-dealers of AIG Advisor Group, has been ordered to pay $1.4 million to three retirees over allegations that it was negligent in supervising sales of nontraded real estate investment...

BlackRock warns of stock-bond correlation, suggests illiquid real estate

July 13, 2015

BlackRock Inc.'s top investment strategist warned Monday of the prospect of stocks and bonds moving in tandem, an added risk in volatile markets, and suggested investors should devote more of their portfolios to illiquid investments. “If the...

Real estate crowdfunding trend presents new challenges, opportunities for financial advisers

July 13, 2015

Financial advisers are shaping up to be the ideal target market for the quickly expanding marketplace of crowdfunding real estate investment platforms. Whether or not advisers will take the bait and allocate client assets to the newest twist...

No reason to assume REITs can't thrive when rates rise

July 12, 2015

Just because real estate investment trusts have been riding high as an alternative source of income during an extended — and unprecedented — period of low interest rates, there is no reason to assume REITs can't thrive when rates start rising....

REITs ranked by one-year total return

July 12, 2015

Company/Ticker symbol Property focus/ # of properties One-year total return* Dividend yield* Implied market capitalization ($M)* 2014 funds from operations per share/growth Debt-to-total capitalization 2014/2013 Fixed-charge coverage ratio (multiple)...

Specialty REITs offer something for everyone

July 12, 2015

Most investors who are looking to diversify their portfolios with real estate know they can turn to real estate investment trusts for access to fairly standard holdings such as office buildings, multifamily homes or hotels. But beyond that is...

New York REIT names new nonexecutive chairman, sets stock buyback

June 23, 2015

Days after investors called for changes at the company, New York REIT Inc. tapped a new nonexecutive chairman and said it had authorized a $150 million stock buyback. Randolph Read, a member of the REIT's board since December, is replacing William...

Pimco's Income Fund becomes the firm's new star

June 23, 2015

Pimco's Income Fund (PIMIX) takes an atypical path to success, shining bright under Dan Ivascyn. Raising the question, Bill Gross who? A history of top-notch performance First-time homebuyers are driving the housing market to a five-and-a-half-year...

Advisory firm calls for REIT to cut ties with Schorsch firm

June 17, 2015

An investment advisory firm that focuses on real estate has called for changes at New York REIT Inc., including severing links to Nicholas Schorsch's privately held real estate sponsor and manager, AR Capital, or ARC. Formerly a nontraded REIT...

Talent drain continues as Cole Capital CEO departs

June 12, 2015

The drain of talent at Cole Capital Corp. continues as the firm's president and CEO, Michael Ezzell, resigned on Thursday. He left the company for personal reasons, according to the company. Mr. Ezzell's resignation comes after months of turmoil...

Schorsch's American Realty Capital lists REIT on New York Stock Exchange

June 2, 2015

American Realty Capital, the nontraded real estate investment trust sponsor controlled by embattled REIT czar Nicholas Schorsch, saw its first liquidity event of the year Tuesday. Global Net Lease Inc., formerly known as American Realty Capital...

Real estate company seeks $20M for New York City mausoleum high-rise

May 21, 2015

A New York real estate company is seeking funding for a new kind of high-rise in the heart of Manhattan: a mausoleum for the deep-pocketed deceased. United Realty is organizing a $20 million offering for qualified investors who'd like to get...

How portfolio diversification can help deliver more income to clients

May 20, 2015

Is it just me, or has it gotten harder to build a decent investment portfolio? Equity markets are near all-time highs after a long and extended run. Much of fixed income has followed the Federal Reserve down close to zero. Europe's problems...

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