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Interval Funds: A Growing Industry, but What Are They? August 15, 2016

Interval Funds: A Growing Industry, but What Are They?

You may have heard the term “interval fund” frequently over the past couple years. Many broker dealers have recently brought interval funds onto their platform as of late. Much more education needs to happen in the marketplace to understand interval funds and how they work. We will delve into the terminology surrounding these newly popular…
Nontraded REITs Share Online Auctions July 18, 2016

Nontraded REITs Share Online Auctions

Shareholders in nontraded REITs have limited options when attempting to liquidate some or all of their common stock holdings. While most nontraded REITs have share redemption programs, these programs may have been suspended due to liquidity issues, or restricted to redemption requests filed due to death, disability or other hardships. Funding for share redemptions is…
Capitalization Rates Defined – Part I September 4, 2015

Capitalization Rates Defined – Part I

REIT investors may have seen the term “capitalization rate” used in discussions of individual real estate property acquisitions and valuations and even in the broader market context when comparing investor expectations and property portfolio values. In this article we explain what capitalization rates or “cap rates” are and what they aren’t, and how nontraded REIT…
What is a Business Development Company? July 26, 2015

What is a Business Development Company?

A business development company (BDC) is an SEC-registered investment company that invests in primarily private U.S.-based businesses. This form of company was created by Congress in 1980 as amendments to the Investment Company Act of 1940. BDCs are typically taxed as regulated investment companies (RICs). Similar to REITs, BDCs are required to distribute at least…
Investment Timing and Performance in Full-Cycle Nontraded REITs July 26, 2015

Investment Timing and Performance in Full-Cycle Nontraded REITs

Many investment professionals assume that it is better to invest in nontraded REITS later in their fundraising period rather than earlier. The recent study of full-cycle events by nontraded REITs performed by Blue Vault and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business The University of Texas at Austin, casts doubt on that assumption.
Timing and Selection in the Performance of Full-Cycle Nontraded REITs July 26, 2015

Timing and Selection in the Performance of Full-Cycle Nontraded REITs

In the recent study prepared in collaboration with The University of Texas called, “Nontraded REIT Industry Full-Cycle Performance Study” in addition to analyzing the total returns of the 17 nontraded REITs that went full-cycle between 1990 and March 2012, the findings also provided insights into what we might call “Timing versus Selection.”
Secondary Markets May 14, 2015

Secondary Markets

Shareholders in nontraded REITs have limited options when attempting to liquidate some or all of their common stock holdings. While most nontraded REITs have share redemption programs, these programs may have been suspended due to liquidity issues or restricted to redemption requests filed due to death, disability or other hardships. Blue Vault reports on the…
Crowdfunding in the Real Estate Arena May 12, 2015

Crowdfunding in the Real Estate Arena

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was intended to facilitate funding of small businesses by easing regulations. It was passed and signed into law on April 5, 2012. Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect on September 23, 2013, lifting a decades-old ban on the mass marketing of securities offerings. Title III…
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