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A Look at Digital Infrastructure Investments at Strategic Capital Fund Management

Blue Vault recently spoke with Brandon Hunt about Strategic Capital Fund Management’s (“SC”)’s strategies and investments in digital infrastructure, including...

Self-Storage – Overcoming a COVID-19 World

I once asked a forty-year self-storage executive what drives self-storage demand.  Without hesitation, he responded...

Digital Infrastructure Continues To Shine

Despite disruption in global markets during the first half of 2020, the long-term fundamental demand drivers for digital infrastructure assets continue to...

ExchangeRight’s Formula for Success in Private Placements

ExchangeRight Real Estate and its affiliates have experienced growing national demand for their offerings. The company stewards over...

Bluerock Capital Markets Continues Capital Raise Success

Bluerock Capital Markets, LLC (“BCM”) announced on September 11, 2019, another record capital raise of over $130 million across all...

Leitbox Targeted Approach to Self-storage Development

Blue Vault recently spoke with Bill Leitner at Leitbox Portfolio Partners Self-storage Fund I, LLC. Leitner is promoting the Reg D offering that will target...

Resource’s Outlook on Late-cycle Real Estate Investing

Resource’s Outlook on Late-cycle Real Estate Investing August 27, 2019 | James Sprow | Blue Vault The Federal Reserve’s recent pivot to a “mid-cycle adjustment” on interest rates, combined with further tensions in the United States’ trade war with China, have ushered volatility back to equity markets. The S&P continues to dance as we enter …

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Strategic Student & Senior Housing Rides Demographic Waves

There are three trends and related strategies that combine to make a nontraded REIT program that invests in two distinct asset types both...

A Look at the Proposed Merger of Carter Validus Mission Critical REITs

The proposed merger of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT (“REIT I”) into Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II (“REIT II”) was announced...

Commercial Real Estate Is Strong … If You Know Where to Look

You assess the lay of the land: buildings all around you are rising from vacant turf. Commercial real estate appears strong, but investing for the future requires...

Accessing Direct Lending with Interval Funds

While interval funds have been around for many years, their popularity did not begin to grow until more recently.  The flexibility in investment options has drawn interest from investors who crave access to the alternative space but do not want to be limited to the stricter investment...

How Co-working, Labor Costs, and M&A May Impact Real Estate Investing

Ethereal drivers like the government and politics seem to have a stranglehold on the media optics of real estate investing: the polarization of D.C., while creating volatility and opportunity, continue to drive eyes and form sentiment...

Shifts in Credit Markets Highlight Importance of Active Management

Fundamental changes in today’s credit markets are occurring in the later stages of the business cycle, a situation that puts investors’ appetite for risk back under...

FIRST PERSON: Jeffrey Schwaber of Bluerock

Blue Vault recently had the opportunity to speak with Jeffrey Schwaber, CEO of Bluerock Capital Markets,

FIRST PERSON: SmartStop Asset Management’s John Strockis on Student Housing Investments

FIRST PERSON: SmartStop Asset Management’s John Strockis on Student Housing Investments November 12, 2018 | SmartStop Asset Management John Strockis, as Chief Investment Officer – Student and Senior Housing for SmartStop Asset Management (SmartStop), is directly responsible for SmartStop’s overall strategic direction and oversight of all acquisitions and asset management functions related to student housing …

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FIRST PERSON: Bill Miller on CIM Group’s Institutional Approach to the Retail Business

CIM is a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator and lender...

Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day, 2018

Cantor Fitzgerald and our affiliate BGC Partners commemorate our 658 friends and colleagues and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished in the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks...

First Person: CION’s Michael Reisner on the Enduring Appeal of Alternatives

First Person: CION’s Michael Reisner on the Enduring Appeal of Alternatives July 16, 2018 | Beth Glavosek | Blue Vault Michael A. Reisner serves as Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of CION Investment Group, LLC as well as CION Investment Corp. (“CIC”), CION Ares Management, LLC and CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund (“CADC”).   …

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FIRST PERSON: Dwight Merriman of Black Creek Group

FIRST PERSON: Dwight Merriman of Black Creek Group June 26, 2018 | Beth Glavosek | Blue Vault   Dwight Merriman joined Black Creek Group in 2010 as the CEO of Black Creek Group's industrial platform. Mr. Merriman currently serves as Head of Real Estate for Black Creek Group, responsible for the oversight of the investment process …

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FIRST PERSON: Resource’s Alan Feldman on Multifamily’s Enduring Value

FIRST PERSON: Resource’s Alan Feldman on Multifamily’s Enduring Value May 25, 2018 |Beth Glavosek | Blue Vault Alan F. Feldman serves as Chief Executive Officer of Resource and for its sponsored REITs, as well as CEO and Trustee for its Liquid Alternative Funds.  Mr. Feldman joined Resource in 2002 and has over 25 years of …

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Self Storage Continues to Gain Traction in 2018

Self Storage Continues to Gain Traction in 2018 By H. Michael Schwartz, Founder and CEO, SmartStop Asset Management The self storage sector has continuously experienced solid growth since the end of the recession in 2009. In fact, according to a report by Marcus & Millichap, in 2017, the nationwide vacancy rate for self storage remained …

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FIRST PERSON: Michael Seton of Carter Validus

Blue Vault recently had the opportunity to talk with Michael Seton, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carter Validus, a private commercial real estate investment company, and President and CEO of Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT (CVMC REIT I) and Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II (CVMC REIT II), two public non-traded REITs sponsored by Carter Validus that invest exclusively in data center and health care properties.

FIRST PERSON: Kevin Shields of Griffin Capital

Blue Vault recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Shields, Chairman and CEO of Griffin Capital. In its more than 20-year history, Griffin has reached significant milestones and accomplishments, including the recent announcement that it has more than $10 billion in investor equity capital inflows since January 2012.

Asset Class Snapshot: Senior Loans

It’s no secret that the vast majority of investment portfolios are typically comprised of various combinations of stocks, bonds and cash equivalents.

Credit Void in Banking

Credit Void in Banking Submitted by CION Investment Group, LLC Between 1992 and 2013, the number of commercial banks in the United States has decreased from 11,463 to 5,937, or approximately -48%. The decrease can be attributed to bank mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, which resulted in the fall of small banks and the growth of …

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