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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....

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...

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...

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...

Investors ready for alts

September 22, 2013

Advisers who may still fear a client's look of horror for recommending alternative investments should take note of these survey results — investors are ready to listen. About 72% of investors would consider alternative investments if their...

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...

Over the border

September 8, 2013

It seems that interest in retiring overseas is growing as some aging baby boomers review their often-inadequate nest eggs and contemplate creative alternatives to live the good life. Ironic, isn't it? For some people, the only way to live out...

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...

REIT board asks Thompson to resign

August 18, 2013

In the wake of allegations by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. against Tony Thompson, the board of the nontraded REIT he runs has asked him to resign. In addition to stripping Mr. Thompson of his co-chief executive title, the...

Inland taps a rival for its CEO

August 11, 2013

Inland Real Estate Investment Corp., once the dominant player among nontraded REITs, has turned to a rival for its next chief executive. Inland, which has seen sales slide, said last Monday that it has tapped Mitchell Sabshon, most recently...

Schorsch in $2.3B deal with Inland

August 11, 2013

Nick Schorsch is exiting the net-lease real estate investing business with a bang. Three real estate investment trusts that he controls said Friday that they have reached agreements to acquire close to $2.3 billion in net-lease real estate assets,...

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,...

Take Five: Jon Cheigh of Cohen Steers

June 11, 2013

Rising interest rates, or even talk of rising rates, usually increases volatility in the real estate investment trust sector. But that doesn't mean that REITs can't also benefit from rising rates, according to Jon Cheigh, executive vice president...

Liquidity liquidity everywhere: Schorsch taking REIT brokerage public

May 22, 2013

After shepherding a handful of nontraded real estate investment trusts to the public markets, American Realty Capital’s Nicholas Schorsch now plans an initial public offering for his broker-dealer and investment banking platform for illiquid...

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...

Apple REIT Six OKs merger

May 12, 2013

Apple REIT Six Inc. said last Thursday that its shareholders had approved a definitive merger agreement with BRE Select Hotels Corp., an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, which is expected to close tomorrow. Apple REIT Six, which...

Nontraded REIT will list on NYSE

May 5, 2013

Another nontraded, triple-net-lease real estate investment trust intends to list on a stock exchange, making 2013 an impressive year for such investments. Chambers Street Properties, with $3.2 billion in assets, intends to list on the New York...

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