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Brian Block denies cooking the books at Schorsch REIT

June 27, 2017

Fighting to prove his innocence from federal securities fraud charges, Brian Block, the former CFO of a giant REIT formerly controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, took the stand in federal court in Manhattan on Monday and testified he did not fudge...

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...

Brian Block's lawyer portrays prosecution witness as a liar

June 21, 2017

The defense for Brian Block hit back Tuesday at a key witness in the government's securities fraud case against the former real estate executive, portraying the witness, Lisa McAlister, as a liar who would testify to almost anything to protect...

Mark Goldberg exits W.P. Carey for Griffin Capital

June 21, 2017

Mark M. Goldberg, who held several senior positions at W.P. Carey over the past nine years, has joined Griffin Capital, another real estate investment firm, as CEO of its broker-dealer. In addition to heading Griffin Capital Securities, Mr....

Brian Block trial witness says Nicholas Schorsch had hand in cooking the books at ARCP

June 20, 2017

A key witness in the trial of Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of a giant real estate investment trust once controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, suggested Monday that Mr. Schorsch had a hand in cooking the company's books by directing...

Defense hits key government witness in Brian Block fraud trial

June 16, 2017

The defense for Brian Block, the former chief financial officer for American Realty Capital Properties Inc. who is on trial for securities fraud, continued to work to undercut a key government witness who worked alongside Mr. Block in creating...

W.P. Carey exiting the nontraded REIT business

June 16, 2017

W.P. Carey Inc., one of the companies instrumental in the evolution of the nontraded real estate investment trust business, is pulling out of the nontraded REIT market. The company will continue to manage its current nontraded REITs and other...

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...

Trial begins for former CFO of ARCP, Brian Block

June 14, 2017

Did Brian Block, former chief financial officer of a giant real estate investment trust once controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, cook the books in 2014 as he faced pressure to hit financial goals for the company? Or, rather, did Mr. Block act in...

Layoffs, reorganization for First Capital

June 1, 2017

Employees of the First Capital companies, which include a small non-traded real estate investment trust and business development company, were told over the Memorial Day weekend in a memo that there would be layoffs and a reorganization of the...

New Jersey fines David Lerner Associates for nontraded REIT sales

May 26, 2017

New York-based David Lerner Associates Inc. has signed a consent order from the New Jersey Department of Securities resolving allegations that it unlawfully sold nontraded REITs in the state. In signing the consent order, the firm agreed to...

Nicholas Schorsch 'highly focused' on cash-flow metric at center of alleged ARCP fraud: Feds

May 18, 2017

Nicholas Schorsch, the former executive chairman of the giant REIT American Realty Capital Properties Inc., now called Vereit Inc., had a keen interest and was "highly focused" on a cash-flow metric that the federal government alleges was at...

LPL may have to refund up to $8 million to resolve New Hampshire REIT case

May 3, 2017

LPL Financial could end up refunding $8 million to clients under a settlement it reached with the the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities over sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts. LPL and New Hampshire reached the settlement in December...

Judge declines to dismiss indictment against former ARCP CFO Brian Block

May 1, 2017

A federal judge on Friday declined to dismiss an indictment alleging that Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc., or ARCP, participated in a fraudulent scheme to inflate the company's financial...

Nuveen adds direct real estate to target-date funds

April 24, 2017

There are plenty of reasons why owning direct real estate inside a registered mutual fund could present challenges to a portfolio manager, but Nuveen is focusing on the potential upside by adding real estate to it TIAA-CREF Life Cycle Funds....

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...

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,...

Investors accuse Nicholas Schorsch of plundering RCAP for own gain

March 10, 2017

A group of investors has accused Nicholas Schorsch, the former nontraded REIT czar, and his partners of siphoning off revenue in RCS Capital, or RCAP, a company once controlled by Mr. Schorsch that went into bankruptcy. The allegation, which...

Shareholders approve merger of two Schorsch REITs

February 16, 2017

A year ago, Nicholas Schorsch, the former nontraded REIT czar, was working to consolidate more than half a dozen real estate investment trusts with more than $10 billion in assets. Now, those moves have begun to bear fruit for Mr. Schorsch and...

Changing direction, FS Investments launching a nontraded REIT

February 14, 2017

FS Investments launched a $2.5 billion commercial mortgage nontraded REIT Monday, a first for the company better known for sponsoring non-traded business development companies. The new company, FS Credit Real Estate Income Trust Inc., has hired...

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