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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...

Thanks to foreclosures, apartments now a hot property

February 19, 2012

Construction of multifamily units will lead the U.S. building industry again this year, allowing housing to contribute to growth for the first time in seven years, according to economists Michelle Meyer and Celia Chen. Work will begin on about...

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,...

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...

Nontraded REITs to post worst sales since 2002

November 21, 2017

Sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts are headed for their worst year since 2002, with the industry on track to raise just $4.4 billion in equity in 2017, about $100 million less than a year earlier, according to data from Robert...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

Farmland best bet in gloomy outlook, says Yale's Shiller

May 22, 2011

With the exception of farmland, investors should keep their expectations for investment returns low for at least the next 10 years, according to Robert Shiller, an economics professor at Yale University. Speaking during an opening session of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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