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Finra exams find fault with sales of variable annuities, nontraded REITs and private placements

December 7, 2018

Variable annuities, nontraded REITs and private placements are among the primary areas in which brokerage firms and their representatives have demonstrated lax compliance, according to a new Finra report detailing recent examination findings....

Finra arbitrators award $1 million to retirement investors in fraud involving Texas REIT

November 9, 2018

Finra arbitrators awarded eight retirement investors more than $1 million in a case involving unsuitable investments in a Texas real estate investment trust. The plaintiffs alleged that IMS Securities Inc., a now-defunct brokerage that operated...

Paul Allen's $26 billion estate could take years to unravel

October 18, 2018

Paul Allen's family office will live long and prosper. The billionaire's vast holdings at Vulcan Inc. -- with real estate, art, sports teams and venture capital stakes -- would take years to unravel, if that's even what he wanted. Mr. Allen,...

Settlements at old Schorsch REIT could cost shareholders $730 million

October 3, 2018

Vereit Inc., a net lease real estate investment trust, could be on the hook for as much as $730 million in settlement payments stemming from an accounting scandal four years ago when the company was controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, the former...

Galvin orders SII to pay restitution on nontraded REIT sales

September 7, 2018

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin banged away Friday on another independent broker-dealer for sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts, this time ordering SII Investments Inc. to pay money back to clients who...

Former Schorsch REIT reaches $90 million settlement with Vanguard

June 12, 2018

Vereit Inc., a net lease real estate investment trust, has agreed to pay mutual fund giant Vanguard $90 million as part of a settlement stemming from an accounting scandal four years ago when the company was controlled by Nicholas Schorsch,...

Finra arbitrators order Pennsylvania brokerage to pay client $1 million in damages

August 23, 2018

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. arbitrators ordered Pennsylvania-based Trustmont Financial Group Inc. to pay a client more than $1 million in damages. James E. Grimes accused Trustmont, headquartered in Greensburg, Penn., of breaching...

As trial of ARCP CFO Brian Block comes to close, two sides engage in smear campaign against witnesses

June 29, 2017

Attorneys presented closing arguments Thursday in the securities fraud trial for Brian Block, the former chief financial officer at the giant REIT once controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, with the prosecution calling Mr. Block a liar who fabricated...

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...

Tax reform leads to question: To be or not to be a REIT?

April 26, 2018

The sturdy, reliable REIT is facing an existential choice. Should it abandon its tax-free structure to meet pressing capital needs, using the new U.S. tax law as a stepping stone? Or hang on to a status that gives it access to its very own set...

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...

More turnover at top of REIT manager CNL Financial

March 22, 2018

CNL Financial Group Inc., a leading manager and seller of nontraded real estate investment trusts, continues to see senior managers exit, with Neil Menard, the former president of CNL's wholesaling broker-dealer, leaving the company at the start...

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...

Schorsch REIT listing a billion-dollar disaster for investors

July 30, 2018

The history of nontraded real estate investment trusts is littered with stories of companies that appear to have value and promise one day only to reveal a hideous portrait the next. Several REITs that raised money in the years before the 2008...

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...

Trump throws monkey wrench into REIT sector

December 27, 2016

2016 was supposed to be the year of the REIT — until it wasn't. In September, real estate got its own major market index category, bringing real estate investment trusts more visibility and, by extension, access to more capital. Like clockwork,...

Troubled Texas REIT sends confusing signals to shareholders

December 13, 2016

As the year draws to a close, questions continue to linger for investors who own United Development Funds real estate investment trusts and the reps who sold them. The four UDF-managed REITs have combined assets of $1.3 billion but have not...

Payroll problems dog small nontraded REIT

November 23, 2016

A small nontraded real estate investment trust that has missed filing financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more than a year and recently cut its dividend to investors is now facing another hurdle: failing to pay...

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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