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Alternative Investment Sales Increasing in 2019

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Alternative Investment, Non-Traded REIT Sales Increasing in 2019

Are you concerned about your losses in an alternative investment? The White Law Group may be able to help you through FINRA Arbitration.

According to an article in the DI Wire today, sales of non-traded REITs have risen 30 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, totaling more than $1.8 billion. The increase reflects a 93 percent change from first quarter of 2018, according to a report by Robert A. Stanger & Co.

Stanger’s report states that fundraising has continued to rise each quarter after hitting a low of $794 million in the third quarter of 2017.

Almost $1.5 billion of sales reportedly came from NAV REITs (perpetual entities that offer limited periodic liquidity at net asset value) during the first quarter of 2019, almost twice their first quarter 2018 total.

Lifecyle REITs (entities anticipating a five to seven year holding cycle followed by a liquidity event) contributed $315 million, a 39 percent gain over the same quarter last year, according to the report sited by the DI Wire.

According to the article, Blackstone Group is at the top of the pack for capital formation, raising more than $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019, followed by Black Creek Group, with $136 million. Starwood ($128 million), Griffin Capital ($90 million), and Hines ($84 million) were not far behind.

The types of alternative investments included in the survey are publicly-registered non-traded REITs, non-traded business development companies, interval funds, non-traded preferred stock of traded REITs, as well as Delaware statutory trusts and private placement offerings.

Stanger reportedly estimates that fundraising will exceed $16 billion across these alternative investments, up 24 percent over 2018 levels.

According to Stanger’s report, during the first quarter 2019, interval funds raised $912.2 million, DSTs raised $629.4 million, followed by non-traded preferred stock with $183.3 million, and non-traded BDCs with $139.5 million. That is in addition to the $1.8 billion raised by non-traded REITs.

These are the top alternative investment sponsors identified by Robert A. Stanger & Co.:

Blackstone Group ($1.15 billion)
Griffin Capital ($506 million)
Bluerock Capital ($352.7 million)
Inland Real Estate ($239.3 million)
Owl Rock Capital ($200.1 million)
Black Creek Group ($162.2 million)
Starwood Capital ($127.6 million)
Hines Interest ($120.7 million)
SmartStop Asset Management ($114.7 million)

Alternative Investments – Suitable for you?

Alternative investments are currently a hot topic in the world of securities arbitration. Alternative vehicles such as non-traded REITs and private placement investments account for a large portion of the securities arbitration cases we see here at The White Law Group.

Alternative investments are complex, high-risk investments and are not suitable for every investor. They tend to be illiquid and it may be difficult to find a buyer when the investor is ready to sell.

Additionally, alternative investments commonly offer higher commissions to brokers who sell the products which may in some cases explain why the advisors have recommended those investments.

If you are concerned about an alternative investment that you have bought and would like to speak to a securities attorney please call our offices at 888-637-5510.

The White Law Group, LLC is a national securities fraud, securities arbitration, investor protection, and securities regulation/compliance law firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Vero Beach, Florida.

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