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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...

Private deals at top of Finra's hit list

February 2, 2011

Broker-dealer sales of opaque and illiquid private investments are squarely in the sights of securities regulators at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. In fact, Regulation D private placements and “close cousin” non-traded...

Buffett makes $3.85B bid for ResCap mortgage business

June 24, 2012

Warren E. Buffett, whose prediction last year of a housing recovery was premature, is raising his bet on a rebound with his $3.85 billion bid for a mortgage business and loan portfolio from bankrupt Residential Capital LLC. The offer “certainly...

Largest nontraded REIT in SEC probe

May 10, 2012

The largest nontraded real estate investment trust in the industry, Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc., is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for potential violations of federal securities laws regarding its fees...

Refinance roulette can send clients spinning out of control

November 7, 2010

Financial advisers whose clients are calling and saying, “Hey, I see that rates have fallen 1% below my current rate; shouldn't I refinance?” may have to remind them that though a 1% drop is considered enough reason to refinance, the homeowner...

Real estate money managers stanch the bleeding

September 26, 2010

Real estate money managers are still losing assets, but the outflows look to be slowing from the massive hemorrhage of 2008-09. Total assets — excluding real estate investment trusts — of the 100 real estate managers in sister publication...

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...

New York real estate firms set up REITs to raise cash

March 28, 2010

Embattled developer Kent Swig is trying to bundle some of his Manhattan properties into a real estate investment trust. If he succeeds, he will be able to repay some of his many creditors in shares, since his efforts to raise cash have come...

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...

IRS issues rules to ease mortgage refinancing

September 16, 2009

The IRS issued new rules Tuesday designed to make it easier to refinance some commercial real estate loans in an effort to curb the number of defaults. The rules would allow commercial loans that are part of investment pools known as Real Estate...

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....

HOW MUCH LEVERAGE IS TOO MUCH FOR REITs?

August 9, 2009

The REIT industry is in the throes of a debate over how much debt is appropriate. In a report released last month, Mike Kirby, director of research at Green Street Advisors Inc., a prominent real estate investment trust research firm in Newport...

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,...

Ameriprise to pay $17.3M for receiving undisclosed compensation for REIT sales

July 10, 2009

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $17.3 million to settle charges that it received nearly $31 million in undisclosed compensation for selling its brokerage customers real estate investment trusts between 2000...

Financial advisers help clients cope with plummeting house prices

April 26, 2009

Dealing with the declining value of their clients' homes, financial advisers are adjusting retirement plans and coming up with new ways to compensate for the wealth loss. Gail M. Simons, an adviser with The Highbridge Financial Group Inc. in...

JP analyst ups estimates on mortgage REITs

December 17, 2008

JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Andrew Wessel has raised earnings estimates and price targets on several mortgage real estate investment trusts in the wake of the Fed’s latest rate cut InvestmentNews, Dec. 15. In a research note released today,...

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...

Industrial REITs take hit as global economy slows

September 1, 2008

Despite consistently having generated above-average returns during much of the past six years, industrial real estate investment trusts, especially those with a global reach, are slipping along with the economy. Prologis, based in Denver, and...

REITs can offer soft landings, analyst says

June 30, 2008

Nervous investors seeking safe havens from today’s economic turmoil might look at certain equity real estate investment trusts that are offering safe, attractive dividend yields for steady returns, according to a research note by a JPMorgan...

Invesco Agency files mortgage REIT IPO

June 17, 2008

Another mortgage real estate investment trust has entered the public arena. Invesco Agency Securities Inc. filed a $250 million initial public offering Monday. The company will invest in mortgage-backed securities that are backed by government...

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