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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Moody's commercial property index nudges higher

January 20, 2010

In another sign that the commercial property market may have bottomed out, the Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index showed a 1% gain in November. The broad measure of commercial prices had been trending down, losing 44% over the two...

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