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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...

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...

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...

Texas REIT sues hedge fund boss Kyle Bass

November 30, 2017

A troubled real estate development company in Texas, United Development Funding, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against hedge fund boss Kyle Bass for making allegedly "false and disparaging statements" in 2015 conveying that various UDF real estate...

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...

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....

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...

Real estate may need renovation but is still a good diversifier

October 9, 2011

Investors are skittish about real estate investments due to the beating that the sector has taken over the past few years, but alternative-investment managers say that real estate has some features that make it worth another look. That was the...

Schorsch in $2.3B deal with Inland

August 11, 2013

Nick Schorsch is exiting the net-lease real estate investing business with a bang. Three real estate investment trusts that he controls said Friday that they have reached agreements to acquire close to $2.3 billion in net-lease real estate assets,...

Inland taps a rival for its CEO

August 11, 2013

Inland Real Estate Investment Corp., once the dominant player among nontraded REITs, has turned to a rival for its next chief executive. Inland, which has seen sales slide, said last Monday that it has tapped Mitchell Sabshon, most recently...

Experts: Commercial real estate market at too high a gear

August 21, 2011

After driving into a ditch during the worldwide economic meltdown, commercial real estate has taken to the comeback trail way too quickly and could end up crashing again, real estate veterans warn. Industry executives are concerned that rising...

Commonwealth, LPL sold troubled private placement

August 7, 2011

After avoiding the pitfalls of disastrous Regulation D deals over the past decade, Commonwealth Financial Network and LPL Financial LLC are contending with potential fallout from a real estate private placement that faces pressure from its creditors....

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,...

Take Five: Jon Cheigh of Cohen Steers

June 11, 2013

Rising interest rates, or even talk of rising rates, usually increases volatility in the real estate investment trust sector. But that doesn't mean that REITs can't also benefit from rising rates, according to Jon Cheigh, executive vice president...

Alternatives managers' assets rose in 2010

June 5, 2011

Higher returns and renewed investor interest pushed most money managers' alternative assets under management onto higher ground last year, according to sister publication Pensions & Investments' annual survey of the largest money managers. Managers...

Liquidity liquidity everywhere: Schorsch taking REIT brokerage public

May 22, 2013

After shepherding a handful of nontraded real estate investment trusts to the public markets, American Realty Capital’s Nicholas Schorsch now plans an initial public offering for his broker-dealer and investment banking platform for illiquid...

Apple REIT Six OKs merger

May 12, 2013

Apple REIT Six Inc. said last Thursday that its shareholders had approved a definitive merger agreement with BRE Select Hotels Corp., an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, which is expected to close tomorrow. Apple REIT Six, which...

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...

Cole battle is over — here comes the war

April 14, 2013

Even though American Realty Capital Properties Inc. has withdrawn its bid to acquire Cole Credit Property Trust III, the controversy over the merger of the REIT with its manager lingers. At least three shareholder lawsuits have been filed against...

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