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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...

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...

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...

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...

Feds move to undermine CFO Brian Block's defense of inaccurate financial filings at ARCP

June 28, 2017

During cross-examination at his securities fraud trial Wednesday, Brian Block, the former chief financial officer at American Realty Capital Properties Inc., asserted that he wasn't operating in a "silo" when calculating a key accounting metric...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

REITs outperform broader market in 2008

June 2, 2008

Real estate investment trusts outperformed other major market benchmarks during the first five months of the year. The FTSE NAREIT all-REIT index showed that REITs were up 6.5%, for the period, while equity REITs rose 8.2%. The Standard & Poor’s...

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...

NFL veteran’s financial strategy relies on rock band, real estate

September 10, 2007

It’s only nine in the morning on this late-July day, but Tom Ensign’s white dress shirt is already blotted with dark circles of perspiration. Mr. Ensign, president and chief executive of Provest Management Group, is standing on a football...

Startup launches real estate index

August 7, 2007

Manhattan-based startup Radar Logic has licensed its real estate data to three Wall Street firms that will allow investors to bet on which way residential real estate markets are headed. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc....

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...

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....

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