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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...

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....

Nicholas Schorsch 'highly focused' on cash-flow metric at center of alleged ARCP fraud: Feds

May 18, 2017

Nicholas Schorsch, the former executive chairman of the giant REIT American Realty Capital Properties Inc., now called Vereit Inc., had a keen interest and was "highly focused" on a cash-flow metric that the federal government alleges was at...

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...

LPL may have to refund up to $8 million to resolve New Hampshire REIT case

May 3, 2017

LPL Financial could end up refunding $8 million to clients under a settlement it reached with the the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities over sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts. LPL and New Hampshire reached the settlement in December...

Will Blackstone build or buy a nontraded REIT business?

February 9, 2016

With private equity giant The Blackstone Group potentially pushing its way into the nontraded real estate investment trust business, the question for many on Wall Street is whether Blackstone will make an acquisition of a current REIT sponsor...

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...

REITs: Laggards, but for how long?

March 29, 2017

In this market, looking for bargains is like looking for a good show on local cable at 2:00 in the morning. While commercial real estate isn't cheap, REITs offer decent yields — and the chance to buy something that hasn't participated in the...

Grant Thornton resigns as auditor for eight Schorsch-linked nontraded REITs

January 28, 2015

The accountant for eight nontraded real estate investment trusts managed by Nicholas Schorsch's privately held real estate manager, American Realty Capital, has resigned. Grant Thornton on Jan. 22 resigned as the independent registered public...

Resolving Nick Schorsch's legal problems taking a long time

March 24, 2017

The legal web for Nicholas Schorsch and his partners this month became more tangled. On March 8, the RCS Creditor Trust, the group that now controls the remains of RCS Capital Corp., or RCAP, a bankrupt brokerage formerly controlled by Mr. Schorsch,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

REIT board asks Thompson to resign

August 18, 2013

In the wake of allegations by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. against Tony Thompson, the board of the nontraded REIT he runs has asked him to resign. In addition to stripping Mr. Thompson of his co-chief executive title, the...

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