Monthly Archives: August 2014

NASAA Takes Aim At REIT Sales

The North American Securities Administrators Association has once again taken aim at REIT sales practices. According to the Wall Street Journal, the group wants to push legislation that would limit the percentage of an individual ‘s net worth that could be invested in nontraded REITs. A REIT is a nontraded Real Estate Investment Trust. Created […]

60% Lost Value A “Good Event”? Behring Harvard REIT Loss Post

Regular visitors to this website know we watch nontraded REITs very closely. Although the industry attracts over a billion dollars per month in new money, nontraded REITs are not suitable for most ordinary investors. There are several reasons for our opinion including their lack of transparency and liquidity. Case in point? Monogram Residential Trust, formerly […]

Hiding in Plain Sight

A recent article in InvestmentNews discussed the duration risks of nontraded REITs and said it was a problem “hiding in plain sight.” Unfortunately for thousands of REIT investors, the predictions are probably 100% accurate. Nontraded REITs that invest in triple net leases won’t be able to distribute cash as rates rise. That could cause a […]