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The Federal Reserve’s Double Whammy and Commercial Real Estate

Besides their intention to raise interest rates, the Fed is also planning to reduce its record balance sheet by selling off its assets which reached…

The Logic Behind Taking Listed REITs Private

The headline on April 25 stated that Blackstone Inc. (Ticker: BX) agreed to buy another real estate investment trust (REIT) PS Business…

Why Retail May Be the Next Commercial Real Estate Sector to Look At

While much of the good news across commercial real estate sectors during the pandemic has come from industrial, multifamily, and self-storage…

Can Commercial Real Estate Serve as a Hedge Against Inflation?

Recent surges in the prices of commodities may or may not be harbingers of future inflation. The remarkable run-up…

Inflation and Commercial Real Estate Returns

Before we delve into the relationship between inflation and returns on commercial real estate investment, let’s see if the inflation numbers…

SPACs: What Are They and Why Are They So Popular?

In this article we explain what a SPAC is and how this form of raising capital has recently surged in popularity in the investment…

Nontraded REITs with Distribution Yield Changes from Q4 2019 to Q3 2020

The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the nontraded REIT sector is illustrated in the number of nontraded REITs that were forced to…

CMBS Underwriting Practices Reveal Themselves in the Current Crisis

Warren Buffet is quoted as saying, “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” The following is…

Nonlisted Preferred Stock Issued by Listed REITs

In this article we explore the qualities of preferred stock generally, and the nonlisted preferred stock issued by listed REITs specifically. This type of security has…

How Falling Interest Rates Affect Nontraded REITs

One effect that the recent fall in interest rates will have on nontraded REITs is the lowering of interest rates on variable rate debt. As of September 30, 2019, approximately…

A Look at Inland Residential Properties Trust Full-Cycle Results

Inland Residential Properties Trust, Inc. filed its initial public offering and began raising funds in February 2015. By December 31, 2016, the offering had raised…

One Last Look at the American Realty Capital Trust III Merger with ARCP

In our article entitled “Re-Visiting American Realty Capital Trust III Merger with ARCP” we suggested that the merger of American Realty Capital Trust III (“ARCT III”) into…

Re-Visiting American Realty Capital Trust III Merger with ARCP

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (“ARCP”), was a Maryland corporation incorporated on December 2, 2010, that qualified as a real estate investment trust for…

A Look at FS Investments Nontraded BDCs and Interval Funds

FS Investments started as Franklin Square Capital Partners in 2007. The firm currently has in excess of $23 billion in assets under management in 11 funds, with …

Ramón A. Rivera-Ramos
Blue Vault Nontraded REIT and Nontraded BDC Reviews
September 1, 2016

Blue Vault helps me to stay well informed on the financial status of both open and closed nontraded REITs and BDCs, so that I can help my clients better understand the product, before they make the decision to invest and after.