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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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An Alternative to Alternative Investments

An Alternative to Alternative Investments Article submitted by: Resource As a financial advisor, your goal is to create a well-balanced, sound portfolio for your clients. To accomplish this, you probably ask yourself many questions, including: How can I diversify the portfolio without sacrificing liquidity? Liquid alternative investments are emerging as a possible way to address …

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Investing in Alternative Investments - by NorthStar Securities

Content Submitted by NorthStar Securities -  Alternative investments refer to nontraditional investments including commercial real estate, private debt, private equity, hedge funds, commodities, managed futures, infrastructure, and energy investments. View this informative presentation brought to you from NorthStar Securities. Investing_in_Alternative_Investments_Investor  (PowerPoint Presentation) Alternative Investments  (PDF)  

Diversify Income with a Real Estate Investment Trust

Content Submitted by Black Creek Group (formerly Dividend Capital Group) -  It’s been challenging for fixed income investors to meet their cash flow needs in recent years with interest rates hovering near historically low levels. A number of investors have turned to an alternative vehicle for income – real estate investment trusts (REITs). While REIT …

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Blue Vault is to nontraded REITs and BDCs as Morningstar is to Mutual Funds.

Elizabeth Stevens SVP, SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC Blue Vault April 11, 2016