American Finance Trust, Inc. (“AFIN”) announced on December 20, 2018, that all issued and outstanding shares of its Class B-2 common stock would automatically convert into shares of its Class A common stock on January 9, 2019. Class A shares trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AFIN. The Class B-2 shares represent approximately 25% of AFIN’s total outstanding shares. As of the conversion date, 100% of AFIN’s common shares became tradeable, completing its full liquidity event.
Nuveen Global Cities REIT is sponsored by Nuveen. The REIT is currently offering up to $5 billion of common stock in a perpetual life offering, featuring monthly Net Asset Values (NAVs). The public offering includes four share classes (T, S, D, and I shares). Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (“TIAA”) is the ultimate parent company of TIAA Global Asset Management/Nuveen.
According to the IRS, 8,763 census tracts have been officially designated as Opportunity Zones by all of the States and Puerto Rico, as of December 14, 2018. The State of California alone has designated 879 census tracts as Opportunity Zones. The State of Texas has 628.
Answer: American Finance Trust (AFIN) listed a portion of its outstanding shares on the Nasdaq on July 19, 2018, and the final portion of its common shares (Class B-2) will convert to Class A shares on January 15, 2019. The shares reached a high of $17.76 on September 20 and recently traded at $13.77 per share.
Answer: Owl Rock Capital Corporation II raised an estimated $91.1 million in Q3 2018 and raised an estimated $237.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
Answer: Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc. raised $21.6 million in October 2018, down slightly from $22.4 million raised in September.
Answer: Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund reported sales of $75.6 million for October 2018.
Answer: According to HowMuch.net, the United States accounts for 24.4%, or $19.39 trillion, of the $80 trillion world economy in 2017.
Answer: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT and CIM Commercial Trust (CMCT) together raised over $14 million by issuing nontraded preferred stock in September 2018 and together have raised over $109 million through the issuance of nontraded preferred stock year-to-date through September 2018.
Answer: Currently, most variable rate debt utilized by nontraded REITs have interest rates based upon LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate. In April 2018, the New York Federal Reserve began publishing the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), a rate that regulators hope will eventually be adopted to back U.S. dollar-based derivatives and loans. The head of Britain’s financial markets regulator said last year that a LIBOR substitute must be in place for banks to use by the end of 2021 and that LIBOR must because there are not enough transactions underpinning the rates.
Answer: Black Creek Group’s Black Creek Industrial REIT IV and Black Creek Diversified Property Fund gave the sponsor its second place ranking among nontraded REIT sponsors. Griffin Capital’s Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV gave the sponsor its third place ranking in both August and September among nontraded REIT sponsors.
Where are U.S. $100 bills being held? Answer: According to Federal Reserve estimates, $80 billion is held in domestic depository institutions, $453 billion is held by domestic businesses and individuals, and $1.07 trillion is held abroad.
Answer: KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT repurchased 16.32 % of weighted average shares outstanding in Q2 2018. Black Creek Diversified Property Trust repurchased 4.59% of weighted average shares outstanding in Q2 2018.
Answer: Of the 63 nontraded REITs reporting EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) for Q2 2018, 42 reported increases. The 63 REITs had total EBITDA of $1.32 billion for Q2 2018, up about 2% from the $1.29 billion for Q1 2018. The REIT reporting the highest EBITDA for Q2 2018 was Hines Global REIT, Inc., with $88.92 million, followed by Blackstone REIT with $82.04 million.
Answer: Five nontraded REITs have completed ten transactions to acquire warehouse/distribution centers encompassing a combined 25.3 million square feet of leasable area. The REITs and the number of transactions include Black Creek Industrial REIT IV (3), RREEF Property Trust (3), Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT (2), Cole Real Estate Income Strategy (Daily NAV) (1), and Blackstone REIT (1).
Answer: JLL Income Property Trust Inc. had the highest percentage of its distributions reinvested in Q2 2018 at 65%. Other REITs with a high percentage of distributions reinvested: Hartman vREIT XXI, Inc. (63%), Blackstone REIT, Inc. (62%), Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc. (61%), CNL Healthcare Properties II, Inc. (59%) and Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. (58%).
Answer: Griffin Institutional Access Real Estate Fund reported July sales of $85.8 million, highest among the nine interval funds reporting July sales to Blue Vault.
Answer: Healthcare Trust, Inc., formerly American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II, Inc.
Answer: These four nontraded REITs have very low vulnerability to rising interest rates because they each have less than 10% of debt maturing in 2018 or 2019 and less than 10% of total debt at unhedged variable interest rates as of March 31, 2018: American Realty Capital New York City REIT, Inc.; Highlands REIT, Inc.; Inland Residential Properties Trust, Inc.; and Rodin Global Property Trust, Inc.
Answer: Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust, Inc., Cole Office & Industrial REIT (CCIT III), Inc., and KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT II, Inc.
Answer: Comrit Investments Ltd. is a real estate investment fund that was formed in 2015 and currently owns over $100 million in nontraded REIT securities in the United States. On July 30, 2018, the company accepted 56,691 Class A shares that were tendered and following the purchase of all of the tendered shares will own an aggregate of approximately 667,217 Class A shares in the REIT.
Answer: Whitestone REIT in 2012; Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. in 2013; Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. in 2013; Catchmark Timber Trust, Inc. (formerly Wells Timerland REIT, Inc.) in 2015; and American Finance Trust, Inc. in 2018.
On July 19, 2018, American Finance Trust, Inc. listed only Class A shares, with Class B-1 and Class B-2 to become Nasdaq-listed Class A shares in 90 and 180 days, respectively.
Answer: The median debt ratio for all open nontraded REIT programs as of March 31, 2018, was 39%, compared to a median debt ratio of 45% as of March 31, 2017. The median debt ratio for all closed nontraded REIT programs as of March 31, 2018, was 51%, compared to a median debt ratio of 48% as of March 31, 2017.
Answer: Total Income+ Real Estate Fund reported total six-month returns of 4.14% (Class A), 3.75% (Class C), 4.20% (Class I) and 3.83% (Class L), outpacing the remaining Interval Funds covered by Blue Vault.