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Finra bars two Schorsch-linked ex-salesmen in proxy scam

November 7, 2017

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. on Monday barred two former Realty Capital Securities salesmen involved in the 2015 proxy fraud that led to the eventual closing of that firm. Realty Capital was the wholesaling broker-dealer...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Coming off a disastrous 2016, sales of nontraded REITs could bounce back in 2017

December 27, 2016

After a disastrous 2016, industry analysts and executives are cautiously optimistic that sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts will bounce back next year. There are a number of reasons why sales of nontraded REITs, declined from nearly...

Trump throws monkey wrench into REIT sector

December 27, 2016

2016 was supposed to be the year of the REIT — until it wasn't. In September, real estate got its own major market index category, bringing real estate investment trusts more visibility and, by extension, access to more capital. Like clockwork,...

Troubled Texas REIT sends confusing signals to shareholders

December 13, 2016

As the year draws to a close, questions continue to linger for investors who own United Development Funds real estate investment trusts and the reps who sold them. The four UDF-managed REITs have combined assets of $1.3 billion but have not...

W.P. Carey CEO exits as company undergoes strategic review

February 11, 2016

In an unexpected move, the large net lease real estate investment trust and REIT manager W.P. Carey Inc. said Wednesday its CEO and a member of its board, Trevor Bond, was stepping down. He is being replaced by current Carey board member and...

Blackstone considering getting into nontraded REIT market

February 4, 2016

Private equity giant The Blackstone Group is considering launching a nontraded real estate investment trust business that would both create and manage nontraded REITs for brokers and advisers to sell as well as market and wholesale those investments....

Texas REIT in free fall after Ponzi allegations

December 11, 2015

Shares of United Development Funding IV have plummeted after an investor website published a report that alleged the real estate investment trust has operated for years like a Ponzi scheme. On Thursday, Harvest Exchange, an online professional...

Schorsch REIT merger may not be in the best interest of shareholders

September 8, 2016

A proposed deal to merge two nontraded real estate investment trusts by a company controlled by former nontraded REIT czar Nicholas Schorsch is under scrutiny by industry observers who question whether it is in the best interests of shareholders....

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...

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...

Nontraded REIT liquidity events bring profits, transparency

July 28, 2014

Over the last two years, nontraded REIT liquidity events have totaled more than $21 billion and we see nearly $20 billion worth of additional events on the horizon — with some of the most successful likely contributing to the record nontraded...

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...

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