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The Takeaway: Are you ready for the REITnado?

August 12, 2013

Portfolio Focus on performance, not celebrating your investing philosophy.  (Abnormal Returns) Jeremy Schwartz (WisdomTree) weighs in on the Japan trade.  (WisdomTree) Yo, where are the earnings?  (Financial Times) "PowerShares may not be...

American Realty strikes $2.2B deal for a traded REIT

June 2, 2013

Shut out of buying a large nontraded real estate investment trust just last month, American Realty Capital Properties Inc. said last Tuesday that it signed a definitive merger agreement with a traded REIT, CapLease Inc. American Realty Capital...

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...

Nontraded REIT will list on NYSE

May 5, 2013

Another nontraded, triple-net-lease real estate investment trust intends to list on a stock exchange, making 2013 an impressive year for such investments. Chambers Street Properties, with $3.2 billion in assets, intends to list on the New York...

Nontraded REIT group in tit-for-tat with NY Times

February 15, 2013

The nontraded real estate investment trust industry is peeved with the Gray Lady, the grand dame of journalism. On Monday, The New York Times published a front-page story titled “Speculative Bets Prove Risky as Savers Chase Payoff.” The...

W.P Carey Inc. goes public

October 7, 2012

After a successful merger with its parent, Corporate Property Associates 15 Inc. is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The merger with publicly traded real estate manager W.P. Carey & Co LLC closed Sept. 28 and the new company, W.P....

$3B acquisition of newly public REIT sets 'speed record'

September 6, 2012

Realty Income Corp.'s Ticker:(O) acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust Inc. Ticker:(ARCT) sets a “speed record” in the real estate investment trust space, according to one REIT market specialist. The deal, announced Thursday and valued...

ARCP Ex-CFO Brian Block guilty of securities fraud

June 30, 2017

A New York federal jury on Friday found Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc., a giant REIT once controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, guilty of cooking the books at the net lease real estate investment...

Decline in equity value of major nontraded REITs

August 15, 2012

   Rank Non-listed REITs - closed Offering closed Total equity raised (in thousands) Offering share price Revaluation date Current share price* Equity value at current price (in thousands) Equity value decline (in thousands) 1 Retail Properties...

Brian Block denies cooking the books at Schorsch REIT

June 27, 2017

Fighting to prove his innocence from federal securities fraud charges, Brian Block, the former CFO of a giant REIT formerly controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, took the stand in federal court in Manhattan on Monday and testified he did not fudge...

An unexpected locale (and reason) for a real estate boom

March 8, 2012

Mehdi Eslamipour stands amid piles of bricks and abandoned furniture at a Tehran building site where his company just knocked down a three-storey villa to build an apartment block. “Everyone’s looking to build,” he says, pointing to three...

Thanks to foreclosures, apartments now a hot property

February 19, 2012

Construction of multifamily units will lead the U.S. building industry again this year, allowing housing to contribute to growth for the first time in seven years, according to economists Michelle Meyer and Celia Chen. Work will begin on about...

Brian Block's lawyer portrays prosecution witness as a liar

June 21, 2017

The defense for Brian Block hit back Tuesday at a key witness in the government's securities fraud case against the former real estate executive, portraying the witness, Lisa McAlister, as a liar who would testify to almost anything to protect...

No end in sight for Schorsch tear

October 6, 2013

If there's anything to be said about Nicholas Schorsch's buying binge of financial services companies, it's this: He's not done yet. Last week, Mr. Schorsch, who built his reputation by running a successful nontraded-REIT business, American...

Bond dilemma requires new thinking

February 22, 2018

The case for bonds in investment portfolios has traditionally been compelling. With higher certainty of returns at lower volatility, they have been the stable cornerstone of portfolios, particularly over the last three decades, as bond prices...

Brian Block trial witness says Nicholas Schorsch had hand in cooking the books at ARCP

June 20, 2017

A key witness in the trial of Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of a giant real estate investment trust once controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, suggested Monday that Mr. Schorsch had a hand in cooking the company's books by directing...

Risks rising as realty firms buy from, sell to one another

December 4, 2011

Real estate money managers are becoming the dominant buyers and sellers in the commercial real estate market, increasing the likelihood that institutional investors could have exposure to both sides of a single transaction. That could increase...

Investors ready for alts

September 22, 2013

Advisers who may still fear a client's look of horror for recommending alternative investments should take note of these survey results — investors are ready to listen. About 72% of investors would consider alternative investments if their...

Share value of Wells REIT plunges

November 13, 2011

In a move that highlights regulators' concerns with nontraded real estate investment trusts, Wells REIT II told investors last week that the new estimated value per share is $7.47. Most of the nontraded REIT's shares had been issued at $10 apiece....

Over the border

September 8, 2013

It seems that interest in retiring overseas is growing as some aging baby boomers review their often-inadequate nest eggs and contemplate creative alternatives to live the good life. Ironic, isn't it? For some people, the only way to live out...

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