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Massachusetts blasts SII over nontraded REIT sales

September 20, 2017

Massachusetts regulators have charged SII Investments with "dishonest or unethical conduct and failure to supervise" sales of non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) to investors by inflating clients' liquid net worth. In doing so,...

Grubb & Ellis goes bust; to sell assets to brokerage firm

February 26, 2012

Grubb & Ellis Co., a U.S. real estate services company, has agreed to sell almost all its assets to BGC Partners Inc. and filed for bankruptcy protection. Grubb & Ellis listed assets of as much as $500 million and liabilities of up to the same...

Brian Block's $4 million bonus was tied to a key metric at ARCP

June 23, 2017

Brian Block's $4 million bonus at American Realty Capital Properties depended in part on the value of a key earnings metric with which he is accused of tampering. The compensation arrangements of Mr. Block are "fair game" to be allowed into...

Finra plan aims to bring nontraded-REIT pricing up to par

October 2, 2011

A new Finra proposal would drastically change how the value of nontraded real estate investment trusts appears on client account statements, a nettlesome issue for independent broker-dealers that sell the products and the sponsors that create...

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....

REITs outgunned stocks in 2Q

July 10, 2011

Despite mixed signals coming from the real estate sector, REITs continue to attract investors. The popularity makes sense, too, given that real estate investment trusts are still outperforming the broader equity markets. For the second quarter,...

Accounting at ARCP center of fraud charges against Brian Block

June 15, 2017

A former high-ranking executive at American Realty Capital Properties Inc. testified on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday that in emails and meetings in 2014 he repeatedly raised the warning of an accounting mistake in the real estate investment...

These three REITs offer fat dividends, upside potential

January 26, 2011

The U.S. stock market hit a low in March 2009 and the recession officially ended less than four months later. Yet only now are there signs of a bottom in commercial real estate prices. Moody's Commercial Property Price Index topped out in October...

Newbridge target of investor complaints over REIT sales

February 13, 2018

Newbridge Securities Corp. could face two dozen investor complaints from police, fireman and other Philadelphia public employees alleging millions in damages from the sale of illiquid nontraded real estate investment trusts managed by one-time...

Rich stuff, this Merrill research on the affluent

August 22, 2010

Bank of America's Merrill Lynch Wealth Management group was relaunched last fall as a more touchy-feely brokerage. Think cow, not bull. They wanted to get to know their customers better and to listen more to their complex concerns, values and...

What a difference a REIT makes

August 8, 2010

Sometime this year, Weyerhaeuser Co. Ticker:(WY) will transform itself from a C corporation into a real estate investment trust. There is good news and bad news in the conversion. First, the bad news: Whoever owned the company's shares July...

New York tops nation in mortgage fraud

May 2, 2010

New York has earned the dubious honor of being the nation's leader in mortgage fraud last year, according to a report from the LexisNexis Mortgage Asset Research Institute. MARI's 12th Periodic Mortgage Fraud Case Report shows that of the 67,190...

Moody's commercial property index nudges higher

January 20, 2010

In another sign that the commercial property market may have bottomed out, the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index showed a 1% gain in November. The broad measure of commercial prices had been trending down, losing 44% over the two...

IPO investors not sold on REITs that buy distressed mortgages

September 27, 2009

Despite troubling signs that investors aren't sold on new real estate investment trusts that plan to purchase distressed-mortgage assets — in many cases with the help of government financing — mutual fund managers still intend to take a...

KKR Financial shares rise after analyst upgrade

August 31, 2009

Shares of KKR Financial Holdings LLC rose Monday after Janney Montgomery Scott Securities analysts upgraded the real estate investment trust to "Market Outperform" from "Market Perform," saying the company's management has improved liquidity...


August 9, 2009

The U.S. mortgage crisis is far from over, according to Mahesh Swaminathan, a mortgage strategist at Credit Suisse. Despite recent signs that the nation's struggling housing market may be nearing its bottom, the day of reckoning continues to...


August 9, 2009

In the wake of the historic real estate meltdown, it is easy to make a case for investing in non-traded real estate investment trusts. “Right now, there is a pretty strong buying opportunity because prices have reset and there are far better...


August 9, 2009

There's good news and bad news for REITs. The bad news is that real estate stocks tend to be late-stage cyclicals, so analysts don't expect much of a rebound until next year. Meanwhile, distressed sales of commercial properties will begin hitting...


August 9, 2009

The residential-real-estate market, after virtually falling off a cliff from its apex of a few years ago, is being buoyed by a recent string of positive sales data. While analysts are clinging to signs of a housing market bottom, most acknowledge...

Managers desperate for big infusions of cash

June 28, 2009

Real estate managers are making a mad scramble to raise cash. Their two top priorities this year are refinancing maturing debt and raising capital, according to a recent survey of more than 40 real estate money managers by Ernst & Young LLP...

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